St. Michael’s Medical Center
- More than 15 “America’s 100 Best” by Specialty Awards (including Orthopedic Surgery, Cardiac Care, Prostate Surgery, Labor and Delivery, Critical Care, and General Surgery)
- More than 150 5-Star Ratings
- More than 30 Specialty Excellence Awards
In February, city officials touted that Newark is on the cusp of a renaissance, and in many ways, the state's largest city does seem to be gaining momentum.
Within the city, there are several points of interest, including the NJ Performing Arts Center, the Prudential Center and a number of colleges, including a Rutgers University campus and New Jersey Institute of Technology. With 4,300 Japanese cherry trees, Branch Brook Park has the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the U.S. The Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual celebration in the park. Designed by the Olmsted brothers, Branch Brook was the first county park established in the U.S., and today it offers miles of trails, as well as a roller skating rink, ball fields and courts, historic sites, and one of the nation’s largest cathedrals. Restaurants serving up every dish imaginable can be found throughout Newark. The Ironbound district alone has nearly 200 restaurants offering foods such as Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian, barbecue, sushi and new American dishes.
The city has easy access to several modes of transportation to travel within and outside the city. Newark Penn Station at Market Street and Raymond Boulevard offers access to three NJ Transit commuter lines, as well as Amtrak, the Newark Light Rail, and the PATH train. More than 30 airlines operate out of Newark Liberty International Airport. At just eight miles from the Big Apple, Newark is a short drive or public transportation ride from everything that New York City has to offer.
If you need to go somewhere, Newark is close to several major airports. In 1928, Newark Liberty International Airport was the first major airport in the metropolitan area, and today it serves the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets. Railways and shuttles transport passengers throughout the Tri-city area and to LaGuardia Airport and JFK International Airport.
Prime Healthcare is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as “The fastest growing hospital system” and ranks among the largest for-profit hospital systems in the United States. Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been featured prominently among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation more than 30 times based on quality, and among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times. Prime Healthcare hospitals are annually recognized as “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission and Prime Healthcare is the only "10 Top Health System" west of the Mississippi. These accolades are a direct result of our commitment to clinical excellence and a unique physician-led model of healthcare delivery.
Prime Healthcare believes that exceptional healthcare should be a part of every community and has a proud history of transforming financially distressed hospitals into thriving community assets. Our growing family of hospitals across the United States is dedicated to improving healthcare and adding value to the lives of patients, physicians, staff, and communities.
Newark is the most populous city in the US of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. As one of the nation's major air, shipping, and rail hubs.