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RWJUH, Somerset officially complete merger

Monday June 30, 2014
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Two New Jersey healthcare facilities officially have completed their merger.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, and Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, have joined to create a 965-bed hospital with two campuses. According to a news release, Somerset will operate as Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.
“While we’ve expanded, our mission remains the same — to improve the health and well-being of the patients and communities we serve,” Stephen K. Jones, FACHE, president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson Health System, said in the release.
Cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, cancer and surgical services will be enhanced at RWJUH Somerset, according to the release. The alliance affords patients increased access to enhanced healthcare services and specialists not available at community hospitals. This includes trauma care, cardiac surgery services, organ transplants and neonatal care for premature babies with serious health issues.
The Steeplechase Cancer Center will operate under its existing name but will offer patients increased access to specialists and clinical trials to improve cancer care and outcomes through a partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. RWJUH is the flagship cancer hospital of Rutgers CINJ.


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