Message From Stephen K. Jones Regarding Haiti Disaster Relief
January 15, 2010
Dear Members of the RWJUH Family:
I know that, like me, you have watched with extreme sadness as the tragic events are unfolding in Haiti. Our thoughts and prayers certainly go out to these people, as well as the hundreds of thousands of family members who now live in our country, and can only wait for word to come on their loved ones.
To help support the relief efforts now underway from around the world, Robert Wood Johnson is joining with the New Jersey Hospital Association in directing our contributions through existing relief organizations. We believe these organizations are best suited to ensure much-needed support arrives when and where it is required.
At this time, we ask that anyone wishing to provide support make their financial contributions to the American Red Cross; they can be reached at 1-800-RED CROSS or www.redcross.org. We will be establishing a drop off location for contributions soon and will communicate this to you.
On a personal level, if you have been impacted by this disaster, counseling services are available through our Employee Assistance Program. Please contact their offices at: Newark (973) 972-5429, Piscataway (732) 235-5930, or Camden/Stratford (856) 770-5750, if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of their counselors.
I thank all of you for your compassion and spirit as we come together to support the people of Haiti.
Stephen K. Jones
President and CEO
About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a 965-bed academic medical center with campuses in New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, joint replacement, and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (www.bmsch.org).
As the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, RWJUH is an innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care. A Level 1 Trauma Center and the first Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.
RWJUH has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report seven times and has been selected by the publication as a high performing hospital in numerous specialties. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report three times. In addition, RWJUH was named among the best places to work in health care by Modern Healthcare magazine and received the Equity Care of Award as Top Hospital for Healthcare Diversity and Inclusion from the American Hospital Association.
Both the New Brunswick and Somerset campuses have earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence and “Most Wired” designation by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. The Joint Commission and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services have designated the New Brunswick Campus as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and the Somerset Campus as a Primary Stroke Center.
The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH New Brunswick among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers and designated the Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJ Somerset as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. The Joint Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for total knee and total hip replacement surgery.