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The hospitals and healthcare facilities in Middlesex County are among the highest ranked in the nation. There are renowned healthcare facilities throughout the county including university hospitals that produce some of the top groundbreaking talent in healthcare in the state, including: University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro; Care One at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy; JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison; JFK Medical Center in Edison and Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge. 

In addition, there is Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital & The Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick; RWJBarnabas Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick; Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick; and Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare in Piscataway. 

The Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital is part of the state’s only pediatric academic health campus, which also includes The Child Health Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital for rehabilitation, a Ronald McDonald House for families, and Embrace Kids Foundation. 

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center offers a complete array of advanced services in its facility located in Edison.JFK has two major components: The Neuroscience Institute and the Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. The Neuroscience Institute has been highly regarded for the treatment of stroke and complex neurological disorders while the Johnson Rehabilitation Institute has received recognition in rehabilitation medicine and traumatic brain recovery. 

The Johnson Rehabilitation Institute is also the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of the Hackensack Meridian Medical School at Seton Hall University and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge has offered medical and surgical care for nearly 40 years and its specialized centers include bariatric weight loss surgery, the nationally renowned Joslin Diabetes Center affiliate concentrating on endocrine and metabolic disorders, sleep medicine and women’s health. 

Saint Peter’s University Hospital is a non-profit teaching hospital located in New Brunswick that is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s skilled professionals utilize the latest medical techniques to treat more than 23,000 inpatients and more than 245,000 outpatients yearly. As a state-designated acute care children’s hospital, Saint Peter’s offers extensive pediatric healthcare services, including a highly regarded maternity program, delivering more than 5,000 babies each year. 

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) offers a range of services and is the only behavioral health system that is part of a medical school. 

In both life sciences and healthcare, the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, in New Brunswick, is well-known for its trusted products from bandages to baby shampoos. 

 Of note, it committed more than $1 billion toward development of a COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and committed another $50 million to support frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. 

Novo Nordisk, one of the county’s largest employers, has been “driving change to defeat diabetes” for the past decade. Its US headquarters is in Plainsboro. Palatin Technologies, with its corporate center in Cranbury, develops peptide therapeutics for diseases including heart failure and inflammatory diseases. 

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