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Newark (njuː.ərk)

Newark (pronounced "New-ark") is a city in the United States, specifically in the state of New Jersey. It is the most populous city in the state and serves as the seat of Essex County. Newark is located approximately 8 miles west of lower Manhattan.


The name "Newark" is believed to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon term "Niwe Warc" or "New Work" which was used to denote a new fort or place of work. The city was named by settlers from Newark-on-Trent, a town in England.

Medical Facilities

Newark is home to several notable medical facilities. These include the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences campus, University Hospital, and the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. These institutions provide a wide range of medical services and contribute to the city's reputation as a hub for healthcare in New Jersey.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) is a division of Rutgers University that focuses on health-related education, research, and patient care. RBHS includes eight schools and their attendant faculty practices, clinics, centers, and institutes.

University Hospital (Newark)

University Hospital is a teaching hospital affiliated with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. It is the principal hospital in Newark and is one of the leading healthcare providers in the state.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a 665-bed quaternary care, teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care services to the local community. It is home to one of the nation’s top ten heart transplant centers, which has performed more than 1,000 heart transplants.

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