Teaching Hospitals

University Hospital (UH) 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 until today. As the principal teaching hospital of New Jersey Medical School, The University Hospital is the center of referral for many of the state's most advanced medical services and specialty care programs in urban Newark, New Jersey. From the busiest Trauma Center in New Jersey to one of the best liver transplant programs in the country and scores of other programs in-between, University Hospital helps thousands of patient’s cheat death and disability each year.

The University Hospital offers a wide range of specialty services including northern New Jersey's only state designated Level 1 Trauma Center (incorporating a trauma-intensive care unit and the NorthSTAR helicopter emergency and critical care transport system), the Cochlear Implant Program, a neurosurgical intensive care unit and a special Brain Tumor Program, the Neurological Institute of New Jersey, a federally designated spinal cord injury program, The University Center for Bloodless Surgery and Medicine, and New Jersey's only Liver Transplant Program.

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 more than 19,000 admissions, 2,700 births, and 215,000 outpatient visits annually. As the principal teaching hospital of NJMS and the training site for many of Rutgers' other health professions schools, University Hospital is 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.

Cooperman Saint Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC). New Jersey’s oldest (since 1865) nonprofit, nonsectarian hospital is dedicated to exceeding our communities’ highest expectations for compassionate care, health care excellence and superior service.

As New Jersey’s only certified burn center, SBMC draws adult and pediatric patients from all over the state. The Renal and Transplant Division is the 3rd largest program in the nation and the largest Living Donor Transplant program in the U.S.

The critically acclaimed Regional Perinatal Center provides care for the smallest high-risk and critically ill infants in New Jersey’s leading Level III, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our Heart Centers offer a comprehensive array of cardiac services and procedures including Open Heart Surgery and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVR). The Cancer Center at Cooperman Barnabas, a clinical partner of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, offers a coordinated program including Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology with the expertise and compassion to treat a wide range of cancers and disease sites. For those with disorders of the chest, our thoracic surgery team provides the most appropriate minimally invasive surgical techniques. The majority of patients have video-assisted thoracoscopic, laparoscopic or robotic surgeries to minimize blood loss and reduce postoperative pain resulting in shorter hospital stays and a faster recovery to daily activities.
The Breast Center at the Ambulatory Care Center—one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive breast diagnostic centers—performs close to 60,000 procedures annually with coordinated care and patient navigation to the medical and surgical expertise and services available through CBMC.

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center has long been recognized as a leader in providing the highest level of patient care-delivering more than 5,800 babies annually, caring for more newly diagnosed cancer patients, creating breakthroughs in the field of infertility, and providing more than 100 medical and surgical specialty and subspecialty services.

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Among Cooperman Barnabas' nationally recognized facilities are The Burn Center, the Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division, the Heart Centers, the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The medical center is a major teaching affiliate of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and a clinical site for both of New Jersey’s physician assistant training schools. The medical staff representing 100 medical and surgical specialty and subspecialty services, shares medical expertise with medical students, residents and fellows.

Cooperman Barnabas is part of RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey's largest integrated health care delivery system with acute care hospitals, a Behavioral Health Center, ambulatory care facilities, a statewide behavioral health network and comprehensive home care and hospice programs. Cooperman Barnabas is also recognized as a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equally" and offers gender affirmation surgery.

For more information, please visit Saint Barnabas Medical Center


Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.  First established in 1901, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a 665-bed quaternary care, teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care for the region. Staffed with more than 800 physicians, 3200 employees, and 150 volunteers, our hospital is ready to provide quality care.

An Innovator in New Jersey Healthcare
Newark Beth Israel is home to one of the nation's 10 largest heart transplant centers, RWJBarnabas Health's Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey's only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program; and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs), than any other center in the state. Our medical center is home to the most comprehensive robotic surgery center in the state, and we were the first hospital in NJ to establish an accredited sleep disorders center. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care, and treatment options.

Newark Beth Israel is renowned for its many preventive health programs that promote wellness in the community. As part of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest healthcare delivery system in the state, we have access to advanced technology and a variety of medical specialists.

Jersey City Medical Center.  Since 1882, Jersey City Medical Center has provided Hudson County advanced, state-of-the-art medical treatment across a broad spectrum of different disciplines. Our facility is located on a 15-acre campus and includes both the Wilzig Hospital and the Provident Bank Ambulatory Center. From screenings and diagnostics to life-saving, intensive care, our patients can count on a patient-centric approach that puts the comfort and well-being at the forefront of everything we do.

Jersey City Medical Center serves as a regional referral, teaching hospital and provides renowned care for cardiac patients, women and infants, and those in needed of emergency services. Our facility is also outfitted with the latest technologies to assist our professionals in providing the highest standard of care for patients of all ages. Our buildings were designed with patient comfort in mind, as well as offering spacious accommodations, natural light, and soothing views of the Statue of Liberty.

Industry-Recognized Excellence
Jersey City Medical Center has the distinction of having earned 14 "A" national safety rating from the Leapfrog Group since the program's inception in 2012.

Jersey City Medical Center is one of only 401 hospitals in the U.S. to earn a Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence, and the only hospital in Hudson County to have received the designation three times.

Since 2014, the hospital has been designated a "Leader in LGBT" by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

Our EMS service is the first in the U.S. to earn triple accreditation in dispatch, education and emergency medical service.

These accomplishments (among others) only partly illustrate our decades-long mission to provide our patients, their loved ones, and our entire community high-quality care, trusted wellness resources, and peace of mind.

The Department of Veterans Affairs NJ Health Care System (VANJHCS) is a consolidated facility comprised of two main campuses and 14 satellite outpatient clinics serving the 628,000 veterans that reside in the state.

The medical centers offer a full range of services including acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and nursing home care. There are also a variety of specialty programs and initiatives including Diabetes Education, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, and Homeless Outreach Programs which have been recognized for outstanding achievement both within the Department of Veterans Affairs and the general health care community.

An extensive VA research program exists in NJ, with almost 300 projects and an annual budget of $2.5 million. The VANJHCS has led the Department of Veterans Affairs in health services research that evaluate clinical practice guidelines for diabetic patients, and the East Orange facility was selected as one of the sites for a Center for the Study of War-Related Illnesses.
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 a paperless 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 VANJHCS.