Simulation Week 2013: Register Today!

This year's Simulation Week (June 3-7) is an exciting collection of programs for the acute care provider (physician, nurse, medic, EMT, respiratory therapist and others).

National Day of Hope: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Did you know?

  • 80% of child abuse and neglect victims are under the age of four.
  • In NJ, in 2010, there were 18 fatalities from child abuse and neglect.
  • In NJ, in 2010, there were 18 fatalities from child abuse and neglect.
  • 100% of child abuse cases are preventable!

2013 Injury Prevention Conference: Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Postponed until 5/9


The Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren conference has been cancelled due to the impending weather. Please mark your calendar as we will be rescheduling for May 9th. Same time, same place.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but look forward to seeing you in May!

Family Gives Many Thanks to the RWJ Trauma Team

Check out this story about our amazing Level I Trauma Center Team from today's Home News Tribune and Courier News.

Area Emergency Officials Hail Results of RWJ Study

RWJ's Level I Trauma Center's Vicente Gracias, MD, and Diana Starace featured in story about recent study showing that New Jersey has one of the lowest number of injury-related

Save the Date: Simulation Week - June 3-7, 2012

Simulation Week will feature programs for all health care providers in the acute care setting. The following is a sampling of some of the available courses:

Patient Story: Stanley Sackowitz

The car crash came without warning. Stanley Sackowitz, of Hamilton, felt lucky to be alive after the initial impact. Then, the pain set in — mind-numbing pain resulting from 11 broken ribs that left him gasping for breath.

“Each time I would try to breathe, the pain was overwhelming. I couldn’t get enough air,” recalled Mr. Sackowitz, who also suffered a collapsed lung and fractured hip.

Staying Safe in the Car

The NJ Trauma Center Council Injury Prevention Coordinators are proud to provide you with a new instructional child passenger safety DVD entitled, "Staying Safe in the Car".

A New Jersey "ASSET"

On February 2, 2012, the first Advanced Surgical Skills for Exploration in Trauma (ASSET) course was conducted in New Jersey at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. This program uses a case-based overview that is followed by hands-on exposure to key anatomic areas of the neck, chest, abdomen/pelvis and the upper and lower extremities. A low faculty to student ratio ensures adequate instructional experience.

Emergency Department Drive-Through Ribbon Cutting

RWJ's Emergency Department, Trauma Services and Senior Leadership introduced the hospital ED's new drive-through to improve access to the department for local emergency personnel and rescue squads.

The drive-through will be complete and open by May 27. The ribbon-cutting was held on May 16 prior to RWJ's EMS Week dinner.