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Healthcare Systems

Home to a strong network of world-class hospitals, New Jersey healthcare systems outpace the nation on several quality measures. New Jersey is home to 113 hospitals and 71 acute care hospitals. According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Hospitals rankings, 5 are nationally ranked and 15 meet national high performing standards. 


Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.

The network comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals, nine community hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, and two rehabilitation hospitals. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 500 patient care locations, 34,000 team members, and 7,000 physicians. 

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students in 2018 to its campus in Nutley and Clifton. 

The John Theurer Cancer Center joined the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Consortium and is 1 of only 16 in the U.S. approved by the National Cancer Institute.


The merger of Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System in 2016 created RWJBarnabas Health and is one of New Jersey’s largest integrated healthcare delivery systems. The system provides treatment and services to more than 5 million patients each year and employs a workforce of more than 32,000.

RWJBarnabas Health’s network includes 11 hospitals, a statewide behavioral health network, ambulatory care facilities, geriatric centers, specialized women’s health services and comprehensive home care and hospice services. In addition, the network includes New Jersey’s only certified burn treatment center, which is located at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.

Many of the RWJBarnabas health system programs have been recognized for their excellence, including its heart transplant, kidney transplant, and neurology and neurosurgery programs. The collaboration also aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.


Atlantic Health System is comprised of 7 medical centers/hospitals — Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital – as well as outreach centers, specialty centers & institute, rehabilitation centers and physicians’ groups across its service area.

Morristown Medical Center is nationally ranked in 2 specialties and is the #1 hospital in New Jersey, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Hospitals list.


Cooper University Health Care, the clinical campus of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, is a leading provider of health services to Southern New Jersey and has been a vital institution in Camden for over 125 years.

In the past decade, it has expanded its facilities and services throughout Southern New Jersey with the construction of a state-of-the-art medical tower, the creation of a new medical school and the 2013 opening of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. The Cancer Center brings together MD Anderson’s world-renowned expertise and Cooper’s regional leadership in a partnership that has opened a broader range of options for cancer patients in the Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Greater Philadelphia region.


For more than 70 years, Kessler Institute in West Orange, NJ has pioneered the course of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Today, as the nation’s largest single rehabilitation hospital, Kessler Institute continues to provide highly specialized care. Every year, thousands of people across the country come to Kessler for rehabilitation.

The Institute provides advanced treatment and leading-edge technologies to help individuals with a wide spectrum of injuries and diseases rebuild their lives. These include spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, amputation, neurological diseases, orthopedic trauma and cardiac conditions.

U.S. News & World Report rated Kessler #2 best hospital for adult rehabilitation in the nation. The rehabilitation institute is one of only 7 centers in the country to receive federal designation as a Model System for the treatment and research of both spinal cord injury and brain injury treatment and research.


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