Monmouth Medical Center is a not-for-profit, regional tertiary
care teaching hospital located in Long Branch, New Jersey. The
527-bed institution provides a full spectrum of services, ranging
from high-risk neonatology to geriatric care. Monmouth’s
service area represents a population of nearly 1 million year-round
residents in Monmouth, and portions of Ocean and Middlesex counties.
Admissions total more than 19,000 annually, and emergency visits
total nearly 49,000 a year. Annual outpatient clinic visits
Since Monmouth opened its doors in 1887 from four rented rooms
above a Long Branch storefront, it has been a pioneer in providing
health care services. In the 1940’s, it gained international
renown for an innovative polio treatment. In the 1960’s,
it was the first hospital in New Jersey to install a linear accelerator. And
recently, it took a leadership role among hospitals in the region
as the first in New Jersey to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy – now
a commonplace procedure.
Monmouth Medical Center, one of the largest community teaching
hospitals in New Jersey, is an affiliate of Barnabas
Health. It is accredited with commendation by
the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
and is a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association
of American Medical Colleges, a status held by only 400 of the
nation’s 6,000 hospitals.