Rutgers and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Sign Affiliation Agreement

June 27, 2014

New Brunswick - Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (SPH) have signed an affiliation agreement to enhance medical education, the delivery of healthcare, and research opportunities within the State of New Jersey. On July 1, 2014, Saint Peter’s will become a Major Clinical Affiliate with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, all units within RBHS.

 “We look forward to working with Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in a new and exciting way,” says Brian Strom, MD, MPH, chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. “The affiliate relationship with Saint Peters will provide enhanced clinical care, expanded educational opportunities, and greater access to clinical trials with the overall goal of continually improving the health of the community.”

The affiliation agreement will include collaboration on fellowship programs, residency rotations and medical school clerkships from primary care to specialty and subspecialty programs and clinical trials. Continuing medical education will be provided by Rutgers.

“Saint Peter’s initiated this affiliation because we believe that by working together and building strong partnerships, Rutgers and Saint Peter’s will best serve the interests of our communities and the State of New Jersey,” said Ronald C. Rak, J.D., president and CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System.  “The creation of Rutgers Biomedical and

Health Sciences has launched a new era for the advancement of medicine in New Jersey, and Saint Peter’s is thrilled to be a key part of that endeavor.”

About Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, stands as one of America’s largest, most comprehensive university-based centers for studying and improving human health and health care. As it advances medical innovation, provides direct patient care informed by the latest research findings, and educates a full complement of health care professionals, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
For Rutgers and the region, the advantages of having a highly regarded health care division attached to The State University of New Jersey are considerable as it draws more top-flight faculty and students; deepen research collaborations; optimizes the coordination of health care for residents; accelerates economic growth; and attracts even greater public and private support. For more information on RBHS, click here.

About Saint Peters Healthcare System
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital, Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital, and Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corp., which oversees the system’s outpatient facilities. These include the CARES Surgicenter; New Brunswick Cardiac Cath Lab; the Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center Inc., a residential skilled nursing facility in Somerset; Saint Peter’s Comprehensive Care Group locations in Monroe and Piscataway townships; Saint Peter’s Urgent Care Center in Skillman, and Saint Peter’s Adult Day Center in Monroe Township. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For more information about Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, please visit or call 732-745-8600.



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