World-Class Academic Health Care

Rutgers and RWJBarnabas Health officials at 2018 announcement of new partnershipIn 2016 the University announced the establishment of Rutgers Health, a clinical arm that gives New Jersey residents access to the very best clinical care, delivered by those who are researching new therapies to treat illness and maintain wellness. The Rutgers Health Group, an integrated multispecialty faculty practice of more than 1,000 providers, went into effect in 2017.  The group partners with patients, hospitals, and community clinicians to deliver high-quality health care in clinical settings throughout the state.

In 2018, Rutgers formed a partnership with RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) to create New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive academic health system. In the partnership, RBHS leads all aspects of medical research and education, and RWJBH leads the clinical enterprise. Through the agreement, RWJBH committed an initial investment of $100 million to the development of Rutgers’ academic and research initiatives in the health sciences, as well as $50 million per year in operating support. These investments enabled Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences to begin recruiting approximately 100 new faculty over the decade to follow and to double the research that RBHS conducts.