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  • (11/17/22) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL PUBLICLY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE EQUIPPED WITH ENHANCED INTERACTIVITY AND FRESH NEW DESIGN
    Newark, NJ – In an effort to continually improve patient service and better inform the community, University Hospital (UH), New Jersey’s only public acute care hospital, today publicly launched its new website at www.uhnj.org and is inviting the public to visit its new digital home. This new website, the first major overhaul to the Hospital’s online presence in nearly a decade, is designed to enhance the University Hospital brand while using technology to improve the patient experience. More Info
  • (10/05/22) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CELEBRATES TRIUMPH AND ACHIEVEMENT FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF 2019-2022 STRATEGIC PLAN
    Newark, NJ – The leadership of University Hospital (UH), New Jersey’s public acute care hospital and the principal teaching hospital for Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM), celebrated today the triumphant conclusion of its 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, the first since the Hospital’s recreation under the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act. The update on the Strategic Plan was provided to Hospital stakeholders and the public during the 2022 Annual Meeting of the University Hospital Board of Directors on September 29.  More Info
  • (9/30/22) SCREENING SAVES LIVES MOBILE CANCER SCREENING UNIT TO PROVIDE INCREASED ACCESSIBILITY TO MAMMOGRAPHY AND OTHER SCREENINGS
    Newark, NJ – The Mobile Cancer Screening unit is the latest in a long line of advancements from University Hospital and the University Hospital Foundation. The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) in partnership with University Hospital Foundation in Newark, NJ, will work together over the next two years to raise $1.2 million to purchase a brand new, state-of-the-art mobile cancer screening unit equipped with high-tech breast imaging equipment and a private examination room. More Info
  • (9/28/22) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO HOST #HEARHER EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS AROUND PREVENTABLE PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS AND DISPARITIES IN MATERNAL OUTCOMES
    Newark, NJ – The Greater Newark Health Care Coalition, in partnership with University Hospital and the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey, will host #HearHer Day on September 30th, 2022 at the Oral Health Plaza, 50 12th Avenue, Newark. The day-long program will provide a medical overview of maternal health disparities and call attention to the local #HearHer campaign, which seeks to raise awareness around potentially life-threatening pregnancy complications. More Info
  • (9/27/22) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AGAIN NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST EMPLOYERS IN NEW JERSEY IN ANNUAL RANKING BY FORBES
    Newark, NJ – For the second consecutive year, University Hospital (UH), New Jersey’s public acute care hospital and the principal teaching hospital for Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RDSM), was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers by State for 2022. Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to create this recognition through a survey of 70,000 employees nationwide across 25 industry sectors, including healthcare. University Hospital was selected along with 89 other corporations in New Jersey. More Info
  • (8/16/22) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND RUTGERS NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL PARTNER TO BRING FIRST 3D ULTRASOUND-MRI FUSION TECHNOLOGY TO NEW JERSEY FOR PROSTATE BIOPSY PROCEDURE
    Newark, NJ – As part of the continuing effort to bring the most advanced diagnostic procedures and technology to Essex County and the surrounding area, physicians at University Hospital (UH), New Jersey’s only public acute care hospital and the principal teaching hospital for Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), have introduced the transperineal prostate biopsy procedure to its extensive list of innovative resources used for diagnosing cancer. UH is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer 3D ultrasound-MRI fusion technology from KOELIS® for this procedure. More Info
  • (8/8/22) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR EFFORTS TO PROVIDE HIGH-QUALITY CARDIOVASCULAR TREATMENT
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital has received three American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline Awards for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital. More Info
  • (7/13/22) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RECEIVES ACCREDITATION STATUS FROM THE COMMISSION ON CANCER
    Newark, NJ – Further demonstrating its commitment to the effective treatment of a wide array of cancers, the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) at University Hospital was recently reaccredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. Qualified cancer programs receiving the accreditation have demonstrated that they provide thorough care and supportive services to their oncology patients and the surrounding community. The Rutgers CINJ at University Hospital, which delivers academic cancer care to the community in a way that alleviates lengthy travel for care, has been accredited by the CoC for more than a decade. More Info
  • (5/24/22) LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SHEILA OLIVER JOINS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, L+M DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS, TYPE A PROJECTS AND MSQUARED TO ‘LAY THE FOUNDATION’ FOR NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN NEWARK UNDER NJHMFA’S HOSPITAL PARTNERSHIP SUBSIDY PROGRAM
    Newark, NJ – Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined L+M Development Partners, Type A Projects, and MSquared yesterday to lay the foundation for the development of 78 affordable rental apartments that will serve low- and moderate-income households in the Fairmount neighborhood of Newark in partnership with University Hospital. The project, developed under the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency’s (NJHMFA) Hospital Partnership Subsidy Program, functions as a gateway to University Hospital and is designed to improve resident health outcomes. More Info
  • (3/21/22) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NAMES MARY K. E. MAPLES AS INTERIM PRESIDENT & CEO
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital (UH), the State’s only public acute care hospital, announced today that it has appointed Mary K. E. Maples, Esq. as Interim President and CEO effective upon the departure of current President and CEO Shereef Elnahal, MD, MBA. Maples, University Hospital’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, has been serving in her current role since 2018. She previously worked with the Hospital while serving as Deputy Chief Counsel and Director of Authorities for Governor Phil Murphy, and Senior Counsel for Governor Chris Christie. Elnahal has been nominated by President Biden to serve as the Undersecretary for Health for the Veterans Health Administration in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. More Info
  • (3/3/22) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, L+M DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS, TYPE A PROJECTS AND MSQUARED SECURE $42 MILLION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN NEWARK UNDER NJHMFA’s HOSPITAL PARTNERSHIP SUBSIDY PROGRAM
    Newark, NJ – L+M Development Partners, Type A Projects, and MSquared today announced the closing on $42 million in financing for the development of 78 affordable rental apartments that will serve low- and moderate-income households in the Fairmount neighborhood of Newark in partnership with University Hospital. The project, developed under the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency’s (NJHMFA) Hospital Partnership Subsidy Program, functions as a gateway to University Hospital and is designed to improve resident health outcomes. Construction is set to begin in the coming weeks. More Info
  • (1/19/22) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SELECTS ARCHITECTURE FIRM GENSLER TO CREATE NEW HOSPITAL MASTER PLAN
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital (UH), the State’s only public hospital, announced today that it has awarded a contract to create a master plan for a new hospital to Gensler, a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 49 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. More Info
  • (12/20/21) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL EXPANDS ROBOTIC SURGERY OFFERINGS
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, the state’s only public hospital, announced today that it has expanded its robotic surgery offerings with the acquisition of two new da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery systems. According to Intuitive, the manufacturers of the da Vinci systems, University Hospital is one of only three acute care hospitals in New Jersey with both the da Vinci Xi and da Vinci SP robotic surgery units, and the only hospital in Essex County to offer both platforms. University Hospital is also one of the few that utilize the robotic surgery approach across such a wide range of specialties. More Info
  • (12/2/21) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL & FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL COMBAT FOOD INSECURITY IN THE COMMUNITY WITH SUPPORT FROM $1 MILLION SUSTAIN & SERVE NJ PHASE 2 GRANT FROM NJEDA’S PROGRAM
    Newark, NJ – The Foundation for University Hospital, the hospital’s not-for-profit organization that serves as its primary charitable fundraising arm, in collaboration with University Hospital’s Department of Community Affairs and volunteers from the Hospital’s workforce, recently addressed food insecurity during the Thanksgiving holiday with a major meal distribution at the Hillside Public Schools on November 22. The distribution was part of the Hospital’s Season of Service program. More Info
  • (10/27/21) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER MANDATE FOR EMPLOYEES WHO ORIGINALLY RECEIVED SINGLE-DOSE JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE
    Newark, NJ – On the heels of approval by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for COVID-19 booster shots for targeted American populations, University Hospital (UH) announced that it has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine booster mandate for employees who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19. More Info
  • (9/09/21) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST EMPLOYERS IN NEW JERSEY IN THIRD ANNUAL RANKING BY FORBES; HOSPITAL CONTINUES TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital, New Jersey’s only state-funded hospital, was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Employers for 2021. Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to create this recognition through a survey of 80,000 employees nationwide across 25 industry sectors, including healthcare. University Hospital was selected along with 90 other corporations in New Jersey. This recognition by Forbes adds to a growing list of achievements and awards for the Hospital in 2021. More Info
  • (8/26/21) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR EFFORTS TO IMPROVE CARDIOVASCULAR TREATMENT
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital has received three American Heart Association Achievement Awards for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital. More Info
  • (8/3/21) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL LIVER TRANSPLANT PROGRAM, LED BY RUTGERS NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL PHYSICIANS, REMAINS RANKED AS NO. 1 IN THE TRI-STATE REGION
    Newark, NJ – For the second consecutive evaluation period, the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) has rated the liver transplant program at the University Hospital Center for Advanced Liver Diseases and Transplantation, as the regional leader in one-year survival rates. More Info
  • (6/24/21) WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CENTER OF RUTGERS NJMS AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OPENS TO ADDRESS N.J.’S OBESITY EPIDEMIC
    Newark, NJ – The new Weight Management Center of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) at University Hospital (UH) in Newark has launched to address the obesity epidemic affecting our community and state. The Weight Management Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to help patients through a comprehensive set of services that unite the expertise of medical and surgical specialists with nutritional education, evidence-based practices to mindful eating, support for physical activity and guidance on living a healthier lifestyle. More Info
  • (6/16/21) FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RECEIVES GRANT FROM NJEDA’S SUSTAIN & SERVE NJ PROGRAM
    Newark, NJ – The Foundation for University Hospital, the hospital’s not-for-profit organization that serves as its primary charitable fundraising arm, today announced that it is the beneficiary of a $100,000 grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), as part of the agency’s Sustain & Serve NJ program. The NJEDA launched applications for Sustain & Serve NJ in late 2020 to support restaurants negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program’s goal is to purchase of 1.5 million meals from at least 160 New Jersey restaurants in at least 69 municipalities across 12 counties. More Info
  • (5/03/21) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVES PERFORMANCE IN QUALITY, FINANCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    Newark, NJ – As the country, our state, and the City of Newark slowly begin to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, University Hospital (UH), the only State hospital in New Jersey, is proud to announce that it continues to realize significant performance improvement in the areas of hospital quality, patient safety, financial performance and community engagement. These improvements are due to the hard work of the entire University Hospital family, including the implementation of performance improvement measures, new processes and procedures, and a commitment to better serving the Newark community and citizens from across New Jersey. More Info
  • (3/16/21) FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Newark, NJ – The Foundation for University Hospital, the hospital’s not-for-profit organization that serves as its primary charitable fundraising arm, today announced the appointment of Jess Backofen as its new Executive Director, effective immediately. More Info
  • (2/15/21) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NAMED ONE OF THE BEST MATERNITY HOSPITALS IN THE COUNTRY BY NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE
    Newark, NJ – For the first time, University Hospital, located in Newark, New Jersey, was designated as one of Newsweek’s Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2021. The list was posted online this morning and will appear in print later this month. This distinction, which recognizes hospitals that have excelled in providing quality care to mothers, newborns and their families, as measured in part by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series and powered by data from The Leapfrog Group. More Info
  • (1/11/21) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL LIVER TRANSPLANT PROGRAM LED BY RUTGERS NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL PHYSICIANS RANKED NO. 1 IN THE COUNTRY
    Newark, NJ – The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) has distinguished the liver transplant program at the University Hospital Center for Advanced Liver Diseases and Transplantation as the national leader in one-year survival rate. The Center is led by the nationally-recognized physicians at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. More Info
  • (10/30/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION WELCOMES TWO NEW MEMBERS
    Newark, NJ – The Foundation for University Hospital today welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees, as the Foundation prepares to expand its scope and fundraising efforts. Increasing the Board to seven Trustees, these new members are Shané Harris, Head of Social Responsibility and Partnerships, Prudential Financial and President of The Prudential Foundation; and Marjorie Perry, President and CEO of MZM Construction & Management Company, Inc. More Info
  • (10/13/20) NEWARK’S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL UNVEILS FUTURE VISION AND NEW BRANDING
    Newark, NJ – In the coming days, residents of the City of Newark and surrounding communities will receive a copy of A Letter to the Newark Community: The Future of University Hospital in their mailboxes. This letter, addressed directly to the community we serve, encapsulates University Hospital’s path for the future, developed by President and CEO Shereef Elnahal as an outgrowth of the institution’s Strategic Plan, which was developed by the hospital’s Board of Directors in June 2019. More Info
  • (10/5/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ERECTS ‘SUCCAH’ FOR JEWISH FESTIVAL
    Newark, NJ – To help Jewish patients and staff observe the week-long Succot festival, University Hospital, for the first time, has erected a Succah tent that accords with the tenants of Jewish law. Dr. Nathan Zemel, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi who serves as one of the hospital’s community chaplains, conceived the initiative. More Info
  • (9/22/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AWARDED $182,203 GRANT TO HELP ENROLL STATE RESIDENTS IN ACA HEALTH PLANS
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital announced today that it has been awarded $182,203 in state grant funding to help enroll under- and uninsured New Jersey residents in Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans. More Info
  • (8/31/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL EARNS TOP LGBTQ HEALTH CARE EQUALITY LEADER DESIGNATION IN THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION’S HEALTHCARE EQUALITY INDEX
    Newark, NJ – Today, University Hospital announced its LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the top recognition in the foundation’s annual index. This is the third consecutive year that University Hospital has been recognized by the HRC, earning high marks for prioritizing patient and employee non-discrimination policies and training. But this is the first year that the hospital has been honored with this top recognition. More Info
  • (8/27/20) RUTGERS NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BEGIN RECRUITING HEALTHY ADULTS FOR COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICAL TRIAL
    Newark, NJ – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and University Hospital (UH) announced today that they are recruiting healthy adults for a Phase 3 clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of mRNA-1273, a vaccine candidate against COVID-19. Sponsored by Moderna, the COVE Study is recruiting healthy volunteers ages 18 or older in high-risk populations, including the elderly, racial and ethnic minorities at higher risk for COVID-19, and essential workers in close contact with potentially infected persons. More Info
  • (8/20/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BRINGS VOTER REGISTRATION TO ITS EMERGENCY ROOM WAITING AREA
    Newark, NJ – Today, University Hospital announced that it is unveiling a new voter registration kiosk in its Emergency Department waiting area in partnership with the VotER initiative (@Vot_ER_org). University Hospital is the first hospital in New Jersey to participate in VotER. More Info
  • (8/14/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RECEIVES AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S MISSION: LIFELINE EMS GOLD PLUS RECOGNITION AWARD
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. More Info
  • (8/10/20) LAUNCH OF NEW VIRTUAL URGENT CARE CENTER
    Newark, NJ – Today, University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), announced their new Virtual Urgent Care Center, which represents the newest expansion of services at the Hospital and reflects both organizations’ commitment to delivering the care our patients need using modern tools and resources. Patients of the Virtual Urgent Care Center can access emergency medicine trained clinicians from any location that is convenient using any video-enabled communication device, including a cell phone. More Info
  • (7/28/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL’S CENTER FOR ADVANCED LIVER DISEASES AND TRANSPLANATION DESIGNATED AS A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE BY OPTUM
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital announced today that the liver transplant program at University Hospital’s Center for Advanced Liver Diseases and Transplantation was designated as a Center of Excellence by the Clinical Sciences Institute of Optum, a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. With University Hospital now part of the network, Optum will direct patients in New Jersey and throughout the region to University Hospital for liver transplant procedures. More Info
  • (7/23/20) COMPREHENSIVE COVID-19 RECOVERY PROGRAM OPENS AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL; PROVIDES CARE FOR THOSE WHO ARE RECOVERING FROM CORONAVIRUS
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital announced today that it is launching a comprehensive COVID-19 Recovery Program. This program will provide comprehensive medical care and rehabilitation to individuals who have suffered from a COVID-19 infection to assist with a full recovery from the virus. The University Hospital Comprehensive COVID-19 Recovery Program is an integrated model of care that begins with primary care and navigates patients through specialized medical care as needed. More Info
  • (7/16/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL PART OF NEW JERSEY R&D CONSORTIUM THAT UNVEILS MOBILE MEDICAL CARE UNIT TO PROVIDE RAPIDLY DEPLOYED HEALTHCARE INFRASTRUCTURE
    Newark, NJ – In response to the extreme challenges to clinical capacity posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, three New Jersey institutions – New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), University Hospital in Newark and The Tuchman Foundation – are collaborating in a unique partnership on the development of modular, mobile medical care facilities to be deployed to areas of surging disease outbreaks and other disasters, as well as to regions that lack health care infrastructure. More Info
  • (7/6/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL’S AMBULATORY CARE CENTER UNVEILS PHYSICALLY DISTANCED WAITING ROOM WITH CENTRAL REGISTRATION
    Newark, NJ – Today, University Hospital unveiled a new patient welcome area at its Ambulatory Care Center using best practices for physical distancing to facilitate easy access to clinical offices. As the City of Newark, and New Jersey in general, continue to see fewer cases of COVID-19 since the peak earlier this year, this modernized waiting room will provide a smoother patient flow and a single location for all pre-appointment processing at the Center, located at 140 Bergen Street in Newark. More Info
  • (6/30/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS WELCOMES TWO NEW MEMBERS
    Newark, NJ – Today, University Hospital announced the addition of two members to its Board of Directors. Heather Howard, a direct appointment by Governor Murphy, and Eric Pennington, the designated representative of Mayor Ras Baraka, now fill the two new seats created pursuant to P. L. 2019, c. 443, enacted by Governor Murphy in January. More Info
  • (6/29/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND AMERICAN RED CROSS ANNOUNCE SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF ‘POP UP’ CONVALESCENT PLASMA DONATION SITE
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital and the American Red Cross today announced the successful completion of the emergency COVID-19 convalescent plasma collection program at University Hospital. More Info
  • (6/25/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RECEIVES $1.5 MILLION TRAUMA RECOVERY CENTER GRANT
    Newark, NJ – Today, University Hospital formally accepted and announced the receipt of a Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) grant through the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. The award of approximately $1.5 million to the collaborative partnership with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (Rutgers NJMS), will help fund the Hospital’s TRC program to March 2022. More Info
  • (6/9/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES COVID-19 TESTING FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING ASYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital announced today that, as part of its ongoing Care Around the Clock program, it will now offer COVID-19 testing to any New Jersey resident who wants to be tested, including those who are not demonstrating typical COVID-19 symptoms. More Info
  • (6/4/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BECOMES FIRST NEW JERSEY HOSPITAL TO PERFORM WATCHMAN CARDIAC PROCEDURE SINCE THE START OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
    Newark, NJ – As cases of COVID-19 continue to decrease in Newark and across the state, and hospitals are no longer inundated with virus patients, healthcare institutions are beginning to find their “new normal.” For University Hospital, as part of its Care Around the Clock program, new procedures are in place to protect patients and the public, and they can now return for acute medical needs, elective procedures, and routine care at the hospital’s various care centers. More Info
  • (6/2/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL PUBLIC STATEMENT REGARDING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital stands unequivocally behind the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and its purpose to condemn systemic racism in every shape and form. As a hospital that serves a patient population that includes primarily persons of color, we have been fighting to save Black lives every single day throughout this crisis, and well before. More Info
  • (5/21/20) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) COVID-19 MEDICAL SUPPORT TEAM DEPARTS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ON MAY 20
    Newark, NJ – On Wednesday, May 20th, University Hospital bid farewell to 85 United States Department of Defense (DOD) healthcare providers who joined the hospital in its response efforts to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in mid-April. The providers are part of the United States Army’s Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces, which has embedded with the hospital’s staff to care for University Hospital patients. More Info
  • (5/9/20) GOVERNOR MURPHY ANNOUNCES TWO NEW AMERICAN RED CROSS CONVALESCENT PLASMA COLLECTION SITES IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
    Trenton, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy, alongside Rosie Taravella, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross New Jersey Region, and Shereef Elnahal, President and Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital, today announced two new American Red Cross convalescent plasma collection sites in northern New Jersey. Convalescent plasma collection will begin at the American Red Cross blood center in Fairfield and University Hospital in Newark on Monday, May 11. More Info
  • (5/6/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OFFERS CARE AROUND THE CLOCK; ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY TO SEEK EMERGENCY CARE AND MEDICAL VISITS AS COVID-19 PANDEMIC PLATEAUS
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital today announced its new initiative – Care Around the Clock. This program embodies the hospital’s continued commitment to support its patients and the Greater Newark community during COVID-19 and beyond. Care Around the Clock is designed to remind individuals and families that University Hospital is open 24/7, providing quality care and services, and to stress the importance of continued access to healthcare for non-COVID-19 concerns. More Info
  • (4/20/20) RUTGERS, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL LEAD WAY IN TREATING COVID-19 WITH CONVALESCENT PLASMA FROM RECOVERED PATIENTS
    Newark, NJ – Rutgers physicians and University Hospital are leading the way in using blood plasma from patients who recovered from COVID-19 to treat new patients who are severely ill with COVID-19 infections. The clinicians and hospital are calling for more blood donations from those who have survived the deadly infection. More Info
  • (4/15/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL WELCOMES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) MEDICAL TEAM; FEDERAL PROVIDERS TO AUGMENT HOSPITAL’S CLINICAL AND SUPPORT STAFF DURING PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital announced today that a large contingent of United States Army medical professionals have arrived at University Hospital to support hospital clinicians in response to this public health emergency. Eighty-five DOD professionals, part of the United States Army’s Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces, will be collaborating with clinical staff on-site at the hospital, to assist with staffing shortages during the hospital’s COVID-19 coronavirus response. More Info
  • (4/15/20) EPIC AND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF NEW JERSEY PARTNER TO LEAD STATEWIDE SURGE RESPONSE
    Newark, NJ – Epic and University Hospital have rapidly turned Meadowlands Exposition Center into a healthcare facility. Epic is a healthcare software company, University Hospital is New Jersey’s state hospital and Level I Trauma Center, and Meadowlands is now Secaucus Federal Medical Station. Epic provided a plan and staffed a team with experience from other surge installs around the country. In the midst of caring for a growing number of patients with COVID-19 within their own organization, University Hospital staff outfitted the new facility. Epic is donating software and services to the effort. More Info
  • (4/6/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NAMES THREE TO ITS EXECUTIVE TEAM; NEW LEADERS JOIN THE HOSPITAL ON APRIL 13
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital announced today that it has appointed three new members of the executive leadership team. Joining University Hospital on April 13 will be Robert Iannaccone as the hospital’s Executive Vice President, William Holubek, M.D. as the Chief Medical Officer, and Tomas Gregorio as Chief Innovation and Technology Officer. More Info
  • (3/18/20) FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES$2.25+ MILLION DONATION TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RESPONSE
    Newark, NJ – Today, the Foundation for University Hospital announced that an anonymous corporate donor has given $2,271,295 to support University Hospital’s COVID-19 response efforts. The anonymous donor worked with the Foundation as of earlier this week, and asked for a list of priorities to best help the hospital prepare for a potential growing surge of COVID-19 patients. Within hours of receiving that list, the funds were being wired to the Foundation. More Info
  • (2/27/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL’S NEW ARRYTHMIA INSTITUTE IMPLANTS FIRST MICRA AV DEVICE IN NJ
    Newark, NJ – The hospital’s Arrythmia Institute continues bringing state of the art heart technology to New Jersey. It was also the first in New Jersey to implant the Optimizer Impulse Dynamic, and will soon be the only center in the state offering the WiSE-CRT System. More Info
  • (1/29/20) STATEMENT FROM DR. SHEREEF ELNAHAL, PRESIDENT & CEO OF UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, IN RESPONSE TO TODAY’S HOSPITAL VIOLENCE INTERVENTION GRANT AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS BY GOVERNOR MURPHY
    Newark, NJ
    We are honored to have started the state’s first Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program, and that our service to the community has achieved results that were recognized by so many of our state’s leaders. Today’s announcement is a testament to how many more people in NJ stand to benefit from this work,” said Dr. Shereef Elnahal, President and CEO of University Hospital. More Info
  • (1/22/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZES 3RD ANNUAL N.J. MATERNAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY WITH FIRST LADY TAMMY MURPHY AND HEALTH COMMISSIONER JUDITH PERSICHILLI
    Newark, NJ – On Wednesday, January 22nd, University Hospital was honored to host First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, for N.J.’s Maternal Health Awareness Day. They were joined by a group of University Hospital physicians from the Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s health department for a conversation on Maternal Health. Their discussions covered a broad spectrum of issues, including State initiatives, communication with patients, the impact of the opioid epidemic, and recent trends. More Info
  • (1/9/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND FIRST LADY TAMMY MURPHY HOST SURGEON GENERAL FOR MATERNAL HEALTH LISTENING SESSION
    Newark, NJ – On Thursday, January 9th, University Hospital and First Lady Tammy Murphy hosted Surgeon General, VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., for a Maternal Mortality & Morbidity Listening Session. Dr. Adams moderated a panel discussion with healthcare providers, State and local leaders, and other stakeholders on the efforts underway in New Jersey to address these critical issues. More Info
  • (1/6/20) UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES 50% REDUCTION IN LENGTH OF STAY FOR NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME BABIES AS A RESULT OF ITS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL N.A.S.T.O.P. PROGRAM
    Newark, NJ – University Hospital announced today that its Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Treatment & Observation Protocols (N.A.S.T.O.P.) program has successfully reduced the average length of stay duration for babies suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome by more than 50%, from more than 42 to days to fewer than 20 days. The program has also decreased the neonatal abstinence treatment durations by more than 70%, reducing the overall reliance on drug-based interventions. More Info
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