Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Overview of Trinitas Medical Services
Trinitas is a Catholic teaching hospital sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC) is a major center for comprehensive health services. Offering 531 beds and a full range of ambulatory services, TRMC is distinguished by no less than ten Centers of Excellence, which include: the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center; the Trinitas School of Nursing; the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine; the Sleep Disorders Center; cardiology services, maternal/child health services; diabetes management; women’s services, renal care; behavioral health services, and senior services. TRMC also serves as the Center for End-Stage Renal Care for Eastern Union County.
The Department of Behavioral Health & Psychiatry offers one of the most comprehensive Behavioral Health Programs in New Jersey for children, adolescents and adults. Behavioral Health and Addiction services are offered at the Williamson Street site (main hospital), New Point Campus and in offices throughout New Jersey. Also, Trinitas Behavioral Health clinicians are situated in school districts throughout Union County, providing services geared toward successful student outcomes.
Who We Serve
Trinitas Regional Medical Center treats 18,500 inpatients, 73,000 emergency patients, and several hundred thousand outpatients yearly. The hospital primarily serves Elizabeth and Eastern Union County. Behavioral health programs serve multiple counties throughout New Jersey with some dedicated services that are state-wide.
The TRMC Health Centers
The health centers offer total healthcare for the family conveniently located at one offsite facility in close proximity to the hospital. The Family Health Center is a full service, private, family practice physician’s office offering personalized medical services with flexible hours, Monday through Friday 8:30am- 5:00 pm. The Pediatric Center serves children from birth through adolescence and provides immunizations, preventive, well-child, sick-child and follow-up care. The hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am- 5 pm. The Women’s Health Center offers a full range of women’s health services including gynecological and obstetrics, genetic counseling and perinatology (high risk pregnancy) consultations and the option for patients to have a physician or midwife follow their maternity care. The hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
Pre-Doctoral Internship Program in Professional Psychology
TRMC Regional Medical Center’s Pre-Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology began at the former Elizabeth General Medical Center in 1979. The American Psychological Association (APA) granted accreditation to the program in 1990. Our last APA site visit was in 2010 at which time the program was re-accredited for the maximum seven years. The internship draws applicants from Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs in clinical, counseling and school psychology all over the U.S. and Canada. The overall goal of the program is to train interns to master an array of clinical skills. We train interns to be professional critical thinkers and problem solvers, with a quality improvement mindset, who can deliver psychological services in a flexible, self-aware, ethical, culturally sensitive, and time-effective manner.
The full time, year-long internship is a highly organized and structured training program that allows interns to function with increasing independence as the year progresses, while providing intensive supervision and didactic experiences throughout. Applicants are especially attracted to the diverse and challenging training experiences offered at TRMC. Interns are assured exposure to all age groups and levels of care within an internship that is designed to provide generalist training with culturally and clinically diverse populations. Many former interns have stayed on at TRMC following completion of their doctorates, and continue to make significant contributions to the Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry. Our internship program uniquely offers experience in a full array of child and adult outpatient and inpatient services, DBT training and the opportunity to function in a psychology consultation role to schools and corporations. Click here to see our brochure. INTERNSHIP BOCHURE
Social Work Intern Training Program
This program trains thirty social work students each year. Students come to the program from several schools of Social Work which include: New York University, Rutgers, Kean, Adelphi University, Touro College, Columbia, Monmouth University, and Fordham. The program accepts both masters and bachelors level social work students. The interns can have a range of concentrations; clinical, administration and research majors are accepted. Students are placed throughout the Department of Behavioral Health & Psychiatry, depending upon their major interests and areas of concentration.
Field instruction is done by a group of Certified SIFI (Seminar in Field Instruction) supervisors who teach and guide the students and oversee their practice. Since its inception the program has trained over three hundred students, many of whom have joined the TRMC staff following graduation. Through each of the participating universities the program is certified by the CSWE (Counsel on Social Work Education), the national accrediting body for social work education programs in the United States.
General Psychiatry Residency Program
TRMC offers a Residency Program in General Psychiatry. The four-year training program provides rigorous and comprehensive instruction in many disciplines, in a challenging, yet supportive, atmosphere. Residents are challenged in many subspecialties of Psychiatry, and gain experience in many treatment modalities. The Trinitas faculty is trained in many diverse fields, such as DDMI (Developmental Disabled - Mental Illness), where residents get the opportunity to train with a Board Certified specialist, who operates the only inpatient facility of this kind in New Jersey. In addition, residents will get the chance to treat their own patients, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and be supervised by experts in Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, Partial Hospital, Child, Consultation and Emergency Psychiatry. The program also features training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family and group therapy, neuropsychological testing, and interviewing techniques. Trainees will gain experience as a team leader, by working with allied health professions through interdisciplinary rounds. These may include trainees from other teaching programs at TRMC, such as social work and psychology programs. All of the clinical experiences are available on site at TRMC. Residents only need to travel outside the hospital for two months of Neurology training.
The Trinitas School of Nursing
The School of Nursing is the second largest nursing school in the United States, enrolling 2,000 students. The School is affiliated with Union County College and is an innovative program that boast’s as one of the state’s highest success rates among its graduates who take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) for registered nurse licensure. During the last 10 years, 99% of their graduates have passed the exam. Trinitas Medical Center achieved the first ever Center of Excellence in Healthcare award from the National League for Nursing for progression in nursing practice.
The Medical Residency Program
This program is offered through Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education. The residents train in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Anesthesiology offering the residents physicians-in-training with the knowledge, technical expertise and humanistic skills needed to offer quality patient care. For more information about TRMC please visit the website at:
Overview of Department of Behavioral Health & Psychiatry
TRMC operates one of the most comprehensive Departments of Behavioral Health & Psychiatry in New Jersey. Services are offered along with a full continuum of care, with specialized services available for adults, children, adolescents and their families, as well as services for those with various addictions. TRMC is the Designated Psychiatric Screening Center for Union County. Mobile Outreach is provided 24 hours, 365 days a year. TRMC offers 95 psychiatric inpatient beds providing voluntary and involuntary care for children, adolescents and adults.
The Department of Behavioral Health offers a full range of outpatient and partial hospital care for children, adolescents and adults. In addition, dedicated offsite and in-home services are provided. All facility programs are accessible and staffed by multidisciplinary teams, including psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, nurses, creative arts therapists, substance abuse counselors, and mental health workers.