Healthcare Systems

Home to a strong network of cutting-edge hospitals, New Jersey healthcare systems outpace the nation on several quality measures. According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals rankings, 4 New Jersey hospitals are nationally ranked and 35 others meet national high performing standards.


Hackensack Meridian Health combines the excellence and innovation of academic medical centers with the convenience and compassion of community-based care and services.

One of New Jersey’s largest healthcare networks, Hackensack Meridian Health is comprised of 16 hospitals, including 3 academic medical centers, 2 children’s hospitals and 12 acute care hospitals. The network also includes more than 200 ambulatory care centers, fitness and wellness centers, home health services, rehab centers, and skilled nursing centers spanning from Bergen to Atlantic counties.

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), the flagship hospital of Hackensack Meridian Health, was ranked the #1 hospital in New Jersey and #4 in the New York metro area in U.S. News & World Reports’ 2017-2018 Best Hospitals report. Additionally, it was nationally ranked in three adult specialties — Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Urology. HackensackUMC also earned U.S. News & World Reports’ highest rating – high-performing – in 8 of the 9 common medical procedures and conditions rated in the Best Hospitals report.

Its new medical school, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, is the first private medical school in New Jersey.


The merger of Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System in 2016 created RWJBarnabas Health, 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 6 medical centers/hospitals — Morristown Medical Center, Overlook 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 #2 hospital in New Jersey, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 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 65 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 from states 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/or 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’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals rated Kessler #3 of the best hospitals for adult rehabilitation in the nation. The rehabilitation institute is one of only eight 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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