The state of New Jersey, US, had 110 registered acute care hospitals with 26,740 licensed beds, as of December 2021.

The Bergen and Essex counties are each home to two of the ten biggest general hospitals in the state while the remaining top six hospitals are in Morris, Camden, Passaic, Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties.

Hospital Management lists New Jersey’s top ten largest hospitals based on bed size in 2021, using GlobalData’s research.

1. Hackensack University Medical Center – 781 beds

The 781-bed Hackensack University Medical Center , located in Hackensack, Bergen County, is the biggest hospital in New Jersey.

The multi-speciality teaching and research hospital is affiliated with the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and is part of Hackensack Meridian Health , a non-profit healthcare network based in New Jersey. The medical centre is also home to the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital and John Theurer Cancer Center .

Hackensack University Medical Center is nationally ranked in three adult specialities, including cardiology and heart surgery, urology, and neurology and neurosurgery. It is also nationally ranked in the paediatric speciality of nephrology.

2. Morristown Medical Center – 735 beds

The Morristown Medical Center , located in Morristown, Morris County, is the second biggest hospital in New Jersey, with 735 beds.

It is the largest among the seven hospitals operated by Atlantic Health System in New Jersey. The multi-speciality, acute care teaching hospital is designated as a Level I regional trauma centre by the American College of Surgeons.

Morristown Medical Center is nationally ranked in three adult specialities, including cardiology and heart surgery, gynaecology and orthopaedics. It is also rated high performing in the clinical areas of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, geriatrics, urology, and pulmonology and lung surgery.

3. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center – 667 beds

The Newark Beth Israel Medical Center , located in Newark, Essex County, is a tertiary care, regional teaching hospital with 667 beds.

It is the flagship hospital campus of RWJBarnabas Health, a non-profit healthcare corporation based in West Orange, New Jersey. The hospital is renowned for its expertise in heart and lung transplantation and robotic surgery.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is rated high performing in procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

4. Cooper University Hospital – 663 beds

The Cooper University Hospital is a 663-bed general acute care teaching hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

It is affiliated with the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and forms part of Cooper University Health Care , a leading academic health system in South Jersey. Designated as a Level I trauma centre, the hospital admitted 30,032 patients and performed 24,041 surgeries in 2021.

Cooper University Hospital is rated high performing in adult procedures and conditions related to cardiology and heart surgery, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, kidney failure, stroke management and COPD.

5. St. Joseph’s University Medical Center – 650 beds

The St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, located in Paterson, Passaic County, is a tertiary care teaching hospital having 650 beds.

It is the hospital campus of St. Joseph’s Health, a Catholic health system founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. The medical centre provides medical and surgical care in various clinical areas, including behavioural health, women’s health, internal medicine, neuroscience, orthopaedics, paediatrics, cardiology and oncology.

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is rated high performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, diabetes, colon cancer surgery, COPD and stroke management.

6. Jersey Shore University Medical Center – 618 beds

The Jersey Shore University Medical Center is a 618-bed general acute care teaching hospital in Neptune, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

It is the second biggest hospital campus of Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey, after Morristown Medical Center. Jersey Shore University Medical Center also houses the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital and is designated as a regional perinatal, Level II trauma and comprehensive stroke centre.

The medical centre is nationally ranked in the paediatric speciality of nephrology. It is also rated high performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, aortic valve and heart bypass surgery, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, maternity care, stroke management and COPD.

7. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – 614 beds

The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is a 614-bed academic medical centre in New Brunswick, Middlesex County.

It is run by RWJBarnabas Health and serves as the main teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School . The hospital is designated as a Level I trauma centre and is recognised for clinical excellence in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular, women’s and children’s care, as well as minimally invasive heart surgery and organ transplantation.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is rated high performing in the adult speciality of gastroenterology and GI surgery. It is also rated high performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, colon cancer and aortic valve surgery, diabetes, stroke care and COPD.

8. Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center – 597 beds

The Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (formerly Saint Barnabas Medical Center ), is a 597-bed acute care teaching hospital in Livingston, Essex County.

 It is one of the 12 acute care hospitals operated by RWJBarnabas Health in the US state. The hospital is certified as the state’s only burns centre, as well as a regional perinatal centre housing a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is rated high performing in two adult specialities, including urology, and gastroenterology and GI surgery, as well as in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, COPD and stroke management.

9. Community Medical Center-Toms River – 592 beds

The Community Medical Center, located in Toms River, Ocean County, is a multi-speciality acute care teaching hospital with 592 beds.

The medical centre is renowned for cancer, diabetes, emergency, and cardiac care. It is part of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest and most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey.

Community Medical Center-Toms River is rated high performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart failure, diabetes, stroke management and COPD.

10. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center – 531 beds

The Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is a 531-bed general medical and surgical facility in Englewood, Bergen County.

It is the flagship hospital campus of Englewood Health, a non-profit healthcare organisation based in northern New Jersey. The acute care hospital specialises in cardiovascular, orthopaedic and spine surgery and internal medicine, women’s health and cancer care.

The Englewood Hospital is rated high performing in the adult speciality of orthopaedics, as well as in procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, colon cancer surgery, COPD and maternity care.