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The groundbreaking on the RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center at Rutgers University today signals a new partnership between Rutgers and RWJBarnabas Health to create a comprehensive sports medicine program to serve Rutgers athletes, students and communities throughout New Jersey. Through this partnership, RWJBarnabas Health will become the exclusive health care provider for Rutgers Athletics, while creating a best-in-class sports medicine program that can be expanded across the state.

Rutgers University President Robert Barchi and RWJBarnabas Health President and CEO Barry H. Ostrowsky joined university, RWJBarnabas Health, state and community officials to break ground on a 295,000-square-foot, four-story sports facility and parking deck located adjacent to the Rutgers Athletics Center in Piscataway. The RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center also will be the headquarters for a world-class sports medicine program. RWJBarnabas Health will develop and manage the program, which will provide Rutgers’ 625 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletes with an extensive array of health care services and pursue advances in sports medicine.

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