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 22,645 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 488,000 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 72 acute care hospitals, 13 are nationally ranked according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals rankings. Topping the list is Hackensack University Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center, which were both nationally ranked in 3 adult specialities.
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 2020, 39% of FDA novel drug approvals came from companies with a footprint in the State.
Source: PhRMA, January 2020
Source: NIH, National Library of Medicine, 2021
Source: FDA, 2020
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 42 teaching hospitals and 5 medical schools are training the medical practitioners and researchers of the future:
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