NJ Biz reports that Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Somerset Medical Center have officially completed the merger they announced a year ago, creating a 965-bed hospital with campuses in New Brunswick and Somerville. Somerset Medical Center's new name is Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.
Stephen K. Jones, chief executive of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the Robert Wood Johnson Health System, stated that “Our expansion into Somerset County will provide direct access to the highest quality medical services and a wider array of health care opportunities, allowing us to better serve our communities and neighbors. “
“Our organizations have had longstanding partnerships in many areas of clinical care and share many of the same physicians,” said Paul Stahlin, former chair of Somerset's trustee board, and now a member of the boards of both the RWJ hospital and health system. “This alliance enables us to offer expanded access to high-quality medical care close to home and strengthens our ability to serve our community for generations to come.”