New Jersey’s researchers and healthcare providers are pioneering the future of medicine at our nationally ranked hospitals and health systems, world-class universities and research institutions.
Home to more than 21,820 healthcare establishments, New Jersey also is leading the way in innovative healthcare delivery – from advances in maternal and child health services to the latest in surgical technology to cutting-edge cancer research and treatment.
New Jersey’s healthcare industry plays an important role in the health of our State’s economy. Contributing $37 billion to New Jersey’s economy annually, healthcare employment has increased every year since 1990. Today, nearly 476,900 people are employed in New Jersey’s healthcare industry.
New Jersey is home to many leading healthcare systems. Among the State’s 113 hospitals and 71 acute care hospitals, 5 are nationally ranked and 15 meet national high performing standards, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Hospitals rankings. Topping the list is Morristown Medical Center, which was ranked the #1 hospital in New Jersey and nationally ranked in 2 adult specialties, including cardiology and orthopedics.
A strong alignment of New Jersey’s hospitals, medical schools, academic institutions, and the private sector has helped make the State a hotbed for innovation. As a result, companies located here are on the forefront of bringing breakthrough treatments and products to market. In 2019, 50% of FDA novel drug approvals came from companies with a footprint in the State.
Source: HINJ, PhRMA, January 2020
Source: NIH, National Library of Medicine,
Source: FDA, 2019
New Jersey’s colleges, universities and independent research institutions have made huge contributions to the health and wellbeing of our State’s residents and the medical field at large. Our robust research community includes:
New Jersey’s 43 teaching hospitals and 5 medical schools are training the medical practitioners and researchers of the future:
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