University Hospital has shown tremendous growth from its first days as a 25 bed city hospital in 1882, through 1979 when the current hospital building was built, and well into today as a 529 bed facility.
The hospital is staffed by 300 full time attending physicians who are also faculty members of the New Jersey Medical School. The University Hospital has around 20,000 admissions, 1,800 births, and 226,000 outpatient visits annually.
As the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers NJMS and the training site for many of Rutgers' other health profession schools, University Hospital provides the experience of a lifetime for hundreds of students and residents. Along with preparing tomorrow's healthcare professionals, University Hospital is helping to shape the future through research initiatives in a wide variety of fields.
For more information, please visit the award-winning University Hospital website.
The Department of Veterans Affairs NJ Health Care System (VANJHCS)
The Department of Veterans Affairs NJ Health Care System (VANJHCS) is a consolidated facility comprised of 2 main campuses and 14 satellite outpatient clinics serving the 628,000 veterans that reside in the state. Last year, 72,531 people received health care in VA facilities, including more than 6,200 inpatient admission and 677,000 outpatient visits.
The VA intends to keep pace with technology and advances in the medical field, and is at the forefront of medical informatics. One of its biggest attributes is its Computerized Patient Record System, linking it to VA institutions across the country. It is an electronic system through which all patient care, including notes, orders, medications and scheduling is managed. This unique state-of-the-art system provides unlimited access to detailed, comprehensive patient information, and is utilized by all practitioners at most VA sites, making it easier to manage and follow all aspects of patient care.
For more information, please visit the VANJHCS website.