RWJBarnabas Health and Aetna are currently in contract negotiations. Frequently Asked Questions Has the RWJBarnabas Health contract with Aetna been terminated? No. RWJBarnabas Health and Aetna are in contract negotiations. Why have Aetna patients been sent letters regarding contract expiration? Aetna recently sent a letter to its participants stating that RWJBarnabas Health facilities will not be part of the Aetna provider network after April 22, 2017. This communication is a routine communication that ...
Enhancements Aim to Improve Care for Central Jersey Residents (Somerville and New Brunswick, N.J.) – When Robert Wood Johnson Health System and Barnabas Health merged on March 31, 2016, the most comprehensive health system in New Jersey was created – RWJBarnabas Health. With a reach of approximately 5 million people - more than half of the state’s population – the partnership has helped to advance the health of the region, especially in Somerset County as well as across the state. In the months followin...
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s (RWJUH) Kidney Transplant Program has been named one of 53 hospitals in the United States with the best organ transplant outcomes, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. Using data collected from other organizations, the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) assesses outcomes of centers that perform liver, heart, lung, kidney and kidney-pancreas transplants. According to SRTR, it uses a risk-adjusted as...
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon, the most precise stereotactic radiosurgery system (SRS) currently available to patients diagnosed with primary and secondary brain tumors, vascular disorders, refractory pain, and movement disorders. Treatments using the new Icon System are available at the hospital's New Brunswick campus and can now be planned and guided by a frameless approach, when appr...
With seasonal flu and winter bugs rampant throughout New Jersey this winter, we're kindly reminding patients and visitors that for your safety and the safety of your loved ones, anyone with a cough or respiratory illness is asked to please visit on another day. If you are immediate family and must visit, you must wear a mask for the entire time that you are in the hospital. For more details about visitation to our New Brunswick campus, please visit http://www.rwjuh.edu/rwjuh/visiting-hours-at-new-brunsw...
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Michael S. Goldrich, MD, FACS, board-certified otolaryngologist at University Otolaryngology Associates and the Department of Otolaryngology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), recently became the first physician in New Jersey to perform a new procedure called ACCLARENT AERA™ Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation for the treatment of chronic obstruction of the Eustachian tube or Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD). This procedure and the medical equipment utilized during i...
SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) will become the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community when the hospital opens PROUD Family Health at the RWJ Somerset Family Practice on Monday, Jan. 30. PROUD Family Health will provide services tailored to meet the unique health care needs of the LGBTQIA community in a safe, supportive environment. Services will include primary medical care for children and adults, hormon...
WEST ORANGE, N.J. - RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today signed a Letter of Intent, proposing a strategic alliance and outlining plans to establish a pediatric health care delivery system, designed to improve access, delivery, quality and efficiency of pediatric health in central and northern New Jersey. The affiliation will create the most comprehensive pediatric health network in the region and enable greater opportunity to improve the health and promote...
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset will hold its annual public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. in the third floor conference room at the Steeplechase Cancer Center, 30 Rehill Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876. To register, call 908-685-2525.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is the first facility in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to use the St. Jude Medical Infinity™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System, an advanced treatment option recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. Shabbar Danish ( pictured right ) Chief, Neurosurgery, Rutgers Cancer Institute, and Dir...