Welcome to New Brunswick - "The Healthcare City"
The country's largest medical school, two teaching hospitals, world-class medical research facilities, along with a major research university and the world headquarters of a major health care products company, combine to make New Brunswick America's Health Care City.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, one of the nation's leading academic health centers, is the principal hospital for UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and is home to the Heart Center of New Jersey, the Vascular Center of New Jersey, and central New Jersey's only Level I Trauma Center.
St. Peter's University Hospital brings ground-breaking medical research and technology to the bedside. A state-designated Children's Hospital and Regional Perinatal Center, Saint Peter's cares for more children than any other hospital in Central New Jersey. Saint Peter's is also a regional specialist in minimally invasive surgery, diabetes, and oncology. With primary health care services offered at the Center for Adult Health Care in Monroe Township, at the Family Health Center at 123 How Lane, New Brunswick, and through the Community Mobile Health Unit, Saint Peter's offers a comprehensive range of health care services for people of all ages.
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) is the only cancer center in New Jersey to be designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. CINJ delivers advanced comprehensive care, conducts world-class cancer research, transforms laboratory discoveries into clinical practice and provides education regarding cancer prevention, detection and treatment. CINJ also offers the latest clinical trials and experimental therapies that are sometimes the best option for patients with certain types or stages of cancer.
UMDNJ (University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey) is our state university of the health sciences and the nation's largest institution of its kind. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is one of eight schools of the UMDNJ. The school has over 2,500 faculty and is ranked among the top fifty primary care medical schools in the United States. The Eric B. Chandler Health Center is one of the health care facilities of UMDNJ. It is a comprehensive, family oriented community health care center dedicated to medical care conveniently located on George Street in downtown New Brunswick.
Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center of New Brunswick is the region's most professional and comprehensive fitness and wellness center. It is their goal to provide the proper environment, education, motivation, and professional instruction to help you achieve all fitness goals. Opened in December 2012, the RWJUH Fitness and Wellness Center is a great addition to downtown New Brunswick, complete with state-of-the-art machinery, computerized fitness assessments, beautiful locker rooms, exercise physiologists, nutritional counseling, Junior Olympic/Therapeutic/Spa pools, on-site child care, nurses, sauna, and much, much more.
New Jersey Blood Services: Since 1973 New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) has had headquarters in New Brunswick at 167 New Street. A division of New York Blood Center, NJBS holds many blood drives in New Brunswick and throughout Middlesex County. NJBS is privileged to hold blood drives with New Brunswick's leading employers ' Johnson & Johnson and Rutgers University. Over the last 30+ years, NJBS ' a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization - has been fulfilling our commitment to the people in our community by supplying blood products and services with quality and compassion. NJBS conducts blood drives in 14 NJ counties and works to serve the blood supply needs of approximately 60 New Jersey hospitals. Blood drives are held with corporations and businesses, schools and colleges, houses of worship, governmental agencies at the city/county/state/federal levels, and community-based organizations. NJBS staff work in close cooperation with hospitals throughout New Jersey on a around-the-clock basis, 365 days a year to help manage the blood supply for patients in need of life-saving transfusions. State-of-the-art testing is performed on all donated blood to insure that it is the safest possible product for each transfusion recipient. While one out of three of all citizens will need a transfusion at some point in their lives, and while just over 2% of Garden State residents donate blood, there is a never-ending need to recruit new blood donors who are 17 years old or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health. More information for residents interested in donating blood or organizations wanting to host blood drives, log on to www.nybloodcenter.org or call 732-220-7101.
New Jersey Blood Services has a Donor Room at its facility at 167 New Street in New Brunswick. Days and Hours of Operation are:
Tuesdays ' 9 AM to 9 PM
Wednesday ' 9 AM to 3:30 PM
Fridays ' 7:30 AM to 2 PM
Saturdays ' 6:30 AM to 1 PM
Sundays ' 8 AM to 2:30 PM
To make an appointment call 1-800-933-2566 or log on to www.nybloodcenter.org . . . Walk-in whole blood donors are always welcome.