Established by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1867, Saint Michael's Medical Center is a 357-bed regional tertiary-care, teaching, and research center in the heart of Newark's business and educational district and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Combining state-of-the-art technology, the latest diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, cutting-edge research, and a network of highly qualified physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals, the hospital provides top-quality health-care services delivered with compassionate care.The first medical institution in New Jersey to perform open-heart surgery, and the first to develop a cardiac catheterization program, Saint Michael's Medical Center is home to the Heart and Vascular Institute, which offers a comprehensive array of innovative cardiac treatments and procedures.The Regional Cancer Center, located on the Saint Michael's Medical Center campus, provides patients with state-of-the-art cancer treatment through the seamless integration of medical, surgical, and radiation oncology services. The Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Saint Michael's Medical Center offers the most innovative diagnostics and procedures currently available for the treatment of breast cancer and other breast diseases, while also providing screening services and a host of educational and support programs.Saint Michael's Medical Center has long enjoyed an outstanding reputation as a premier teaching and research institution and remains an international leader in the treatment and study of infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. A major teaching affiliate of the Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education, the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Saint George's University School of Medicine, the hospital offers residencies and fellowships in anesthesia, cardiology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, pulmonary/critical care medicine, and podiatry.Non-acute services at the Saint James Campus of Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark's East Ward include a 24-hour, 7-day urgent care center, prenatal care, behavioral-health services, and health education. A shuttle service is available for anyone who needs transportation from the Saint James Campus to nearby Saint Michael's Medical Center. The Columbus Campus of Saint Michael's Medical Center, located in the North Ward, also features a fully staffed and fully equipped 24-hour, 7-day urgent care center. Imaging services and a prenatal clinic for North Ward residents are also available at the Columbus Campus.