RWJ Hamilton Expands Clinical Integration with Health System
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton announced on Monday a further integrated relationship with the Robert Wood Johnson Health System and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The Hospital also unveiled a new corporate identity and logo that highlights the importance of the deepening partnership and is reflective of a higher level of care delivered to the region.
|As part of the expanded integration, RWJ Hamilton
unveiled a new logo that highlights the health system.
A new sign on the main building of the RWJ Hamilton
campus was lighted Monday night.
Pictured (Left to right): Lynne Cannon, chair,
RWJ Hamilton Board of Directors; Mark Risi, DO,
chief of staff, RWJ Hamilton; Paul Storiale, CFO,
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital;
Amy Mansue, president & CEO,
Children's Specialized Hospital; Skip Cimino,
president & CEO, RWJ Hamilton
During RWJ Hamilton’s annual Report to the Community, president and CEO Skip Cimino told the crowd of more than 150 people that the hospital was proud of its national recognition, but it’s the closer relationship with the Robert Wood Johnson Health System that truly sets the hospital apart.
“People understand the benefits of a community hospital, but when you have an outstanding community hospital linked with academic medical center, the benefits are compounded,” he said. “You end up with great local relationships and personalized care, supported by the health system’s superior diagnostics, technology and specialty care capabilities. Everyone wins."
“Our health system is extremely proud of RWJ Hamilton’s national recognition this year as a top hospital for emergency medicine,” said Stephen Jones, president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and RWJ Health System. “RWJ Hamilton can count on our Level 1 Trauma Center in New Brunswick – one of only three in the state - to provide the next level of care.” When RWJ Hamilton’s new Pediatric Emergency Department opens next month, it will be supported by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a regional resource for specialized pediatric care.
By expanding the clinical integration of the health system, the region now becomes a hub for effective coordination-of-care efforts. That means that both the involved hospitals and their physicians are focused as one on quality outcomes and coordination of care, explained Dr. Mark Risi, chief of staff at RWJ Hamilton.
“In the era of healthcare reform, when hospitals and physicians are measured and rewarded on their performance and on how well they meet the healthcare needs of their community, I feel confident that RWJ Hamilton and the hospitals within the Robert Wood Johnson Health System are well-positioned for the future,” Cimino said.
Over the years, the partnership with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has lead to major improvements on the Hamilton campus including a cancer center (The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton), affiliated with The Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick, the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in New Jersey. Recently, the clinical integration brought more advanced technology to RWJ Hamilton’s neurology program and specially trained Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians to support the patients of the RWJ Hamilton OB/GYN practice.