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  • (9/12/19) University Hospital Announces New Transportation Program In Partnership With Hitch Health

    New service is part of the hospital's Community Health Program and will provide rides to patients in need of transportation assistance to their medical appointments. more info

  • (8/19/19) University Hospital Named A Top Performer In LGBTQ Healthcare By The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

    Newark, New Jersey - University Hospital has been recognized as a "Top Performer in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in their 2019 Healthcare Equality Index. This is the second consecutive year that University Hospital has been recognized in the index as a Top Performer. University Hospital earned top marks for prioritizing patient and employee non-discrimination policies and training. more info

  • (8/14/19) University Hospital To Offer Free Lead Screenings For Newark Residents In Impacted Zip Codes

    Newark, New Jersey - In support of the recent efforts outlined by the Governor and officials in the City of Newark, University Hospital will offer free lead screenings this Saturday for Newark residents, including adults and children, impacted by the public health concerns associated with the presence of increased lead in the water for areas serviced by the Pequannock water treatment plant. Screenings will also be available in the weeks to come, as needed. more info

  • (8/01/19) University Hospital's Center for Advanced Liver Diseases and Transplantation Reaches Milestone of 1,500 Successful Liver Transplants

    Newark, New Jersey - Today, University Hospital announced that The Center for Advanced Liver Diseases and Transplantation has recently successfully performed its 1,500th liver transplant. This is a significant milestone for the Center, the first liver transplant center in New Jersey. more info

  • (7/17/19) University Hospital Board Adopts First Strategic Plan to set Path for the Future.

    Long-range strategic plan is first step in achieving the hospital's vision of partnering with communities to improve health outcomes for generations for come. more info

  • (5/10/19) University Hospital Rededicates the Eric Munoz Trauma Center and Celebrates the Trauma Center Team

    Family, former colleagues at the hospital and in the New Jersey Legislature unveil new signage for the Trauma Center. more info

  • (5/01/19) University Hospital Board of Directors Appoints Shereef M. Elnahal as Next President & CEO

    At a special meeting held earlier today, the Board of Directors appointed Shereef M. Elnahal, M.D., M.B.A., to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital, effective July 15, 2019. Dr. Elnahal will succeed Judy Persichilli, who has served in this role on an interim basis since December 2018. more info

  • (4/10/19) University Hospital in Newark will give parents infant CPR kits

    University Hospital will provide training kits to parents whose babies are discharged from its NICU. more info

  • (2/20/19) University Hospital Announces Innovative Community Health Program

    The new program will utilize chaplains in the role of community healthcare workers to improve the health of Newark residents. more info

  • (12/13/18) University Hospital Board of Directors Appoints Judith M. Persichilli as Acting President & CEO

    The Board of Directors appointed Judith M. Persichilli, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., to serve as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital. more info

  • (11/27/18) Statement from University Hospital on Acinetobacter baumannii cases

    University Hospital is committed to patient safety and to caring for all members of our community. We are continuing our push to create a culture that focuses on providing high quality and safe health care – from every single employee, every single day. more info

  • (9/25/18) University Hospital Names Mary K. E. Maples as Chief Legal Officer

    University Hospital President and CEO John Kastanis today announced the hiring
    of Mary K. E. Maples, Esq. as the hospital's Chief Legal Officer.
    more info

  • (8/29/18) University Hospital and Newark Public Schools Announce Long-Term Partnership to Expand Access to Health Education and Services for Newark Students and Families

    On August 29th, the long-term partnership between University Hospital and Newark Public Schools (NPS) will kick off when the hospital's Community Training Center will train approximately 150 public school employees—including nurses and security personnel. more info

  • (4/10/18) University Hospital Statement Regarding the Nomination of Paul B. Matey to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

    University Hospital President and CEO John N. Kastanis MBA, FACHE, and Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP, Chairman of the Board of Directors, University Hospital, issued the following statement today regarding President Donald J. Trump's nomination of Paul B. Matey, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. more info

  • (12/7/2017) American College of Surgeons Awards New Jersey Trauma Center 3-Year 'Reverification' as Level 1 Facility

    The New Jersey Trauma Center at University Hospital has received a three-year "reverification" as a Level 1 trauma center from the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
    The verification program promotes.
    more info

  • (8/17/2017) Transformation at University Hospital Continues with Unveiling of New Patient Lobby

    Assemblywoman Muñoz Joins Hospital, Medical School Leaders for Ceremony; New Facilities Modernize Patient Experience. more info

  • (5/1/2017) An Evening in Celebration of the Legacy of Benjamin F. Rush, MD, Pioneer in General Surgery

    An event held to raise funds in support of the development of a survivorship program at  The New Jersey Trauma Center, Featured Guests included Grammy award winning Dionne Warwick and The Duchess of Gospel, Cissy Houston. more info

  • (4/21/2017) University Hospital Hosts Unveiling in Memory of Organ Donor Zoe Jackson

    Hospital unveils the floragraph for public viewing for the first time in New Jersey more info

  • (4/19/2017) University Hospital Supports National Donate Life Month this April

    Celebration of National Donate Life Month to include Blue & Green Day, Meet and Greet with Transplant Recipients, Liver Transplant Team and Organ Donor Recruitment more info

  • (4/17/2017) University Hospital Celebrates Designation as First Baby-Friendly
    Hospital in the City of Newark and Essex County New Jersey

    State officials gather to celebrate important step toward improving the health of newborns . more info

  • (4/17/2017) Cancer Program at University Hospital Receives 3-Year Accreditation from American College of Surgeons

    Oncology Program Meets 34 Quality Care Standards. more info

  • (4/12/2017)  University Hospital Supports National Donate Life Month this April

    Celebration of National Donate Life Month to include Blue & Green Day, Meet and Greet with Transplant Recipients, Liver Transplant Team and Organ Donor Recruitment more info

  • (3/7/2017) Newark’s University Hospital Emergency Medical Services Division Launches Life-Saving EKG Technology

    First Hospital in State to Administer Life Saving Electrocardiograms before Patients Arrive at the Hospital. more info

  • (3/6/2017) BreastFeeding on Rise in New Jersey, Advocates Seek Larger Gains

    Some clinicians are asking for greater state oversight for lactation experts, which should encourage more women to adopt practice. more info

  • (3/2/2017) MARCH OF DIMES NORTH CENTRAL NEW JERSEY MARKET NAMES 2017 MARCH FOR BABIES CHAIR

    Lynda Arnold, University Hospital Director of Family Health Services, Will Serve as Chair for April 30 Walk. more info

  • (1/19/2017) Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Appoints
    Steven Kirshblum, M.D., as Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Renowned physiatrist holds key roles at Kessler Institute for rehabilitation, Kessler foundation and University Hospital. more info

  • (1/19/2017) Newark Hospital awarded first Baby-Friendly Hospital in Essex County

    New designation to result in improved outcomes for new mothers, babies born at University Hospital. more info

  • (1/19/2017) University Hospital and Whole Foods Market Newark to host Free Workshop
    New designation to result in improved outcomes for new mothers, babies born at University Hospital more info

  • (1/11/2017)Newark Hospital awarded first Baby-Friendly Hospital in Essex County
    "Let's Talk Food, Newark!" to highlight the four pillars to healthy eating. more info

  • (1/10/2017) West Caldwell Resident, hospital executive earns top healthcare management credential
    Nancy O'Keefe Hamstra, FACHE, MPA, Chief Operating Officer at Newark's University Hospital recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation's leading professional society for healthcare leaders. more info

  • University Hospitral recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation.
    Mother of Zoe Jackson, Deceased Child Who Donated Organs to Three Children, Honored at Ceremony. more info

  • (11/18/2016) University Hospital and Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences in Newark Collaborate to Form a Smoke, Tobacco and Vapor-Free Campus.
    The use of all smoke, tobacco and vapor-related products are prohibited effective on the date of the Great American Smokeout. more info

  • (9/20/2016) University Hospital Experts Helps the Public to Understand Zika.
    Town Hall Meeting Held to Educate the Community on Pregnancy and Zika Virus more info