History & Mission
In 1899, a group of citizens and physicians who wanted better medical care for the residents of Somerset County purchased a house in Somerville and converted it into a 12-bed hospital. That same spirit of giving and commitment to community continues today through generous donors to Somerset Health Care Foundation.
Somerset Health Care Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to solicit and administer charitable funding on behalf of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, which today is a technologically advanced, 355-bed nonprofit teaching hospital. Financial support from individuals, private foundations, corporations and community organizations make it possible for the medical center to meet the demands for physical growth and modernization, community health/education programs and recruitment of superior clinical professionals.
By supporting Somerset Health Care Foundation, you are making a difference in the health care of our community and ensuring that residents and employees throughout central New Jersey receive the finest medical care possible.
It is the policy of the Foundations of RWJBarnabas Health that 10% of restricted gifts and up to 10% of special events revenue is allocated for unrestricted purposes which may include administrative and operational expenses.