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Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 10th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List


Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today celebrated a decade of excellence after it was recognized among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number 74 in its tenth consecutive year on the prestigious annual list.

It is the only health care delivery system from New Jersey, and the top-ranked New Jersey based company on the list, appearing alongside some of the country’s best-known and successful corporations, such as Wegmans and American Express. Available now online, to see the entire list click here.

Atlantic Health System includes 16,000 employees, a network of 900 multidisciplinary physicians across the Atlantic Medical Group, six hospitals, multiple outpatient and ancillary facilities, and one of the largest Accountable Care Organizations in the nation. As the health care landscape across the country and in New Jersey continues to change, Atlantic Health System remains a strong and steady source of care for the communities it serves. It is continually listed among the highest financially rated health care organizations in the country, while its medical centers have garnered national accolades for patient care.

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“In order to provide great quality care for our patients, we must first provide the highest level of care for one another,” said Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System. “Our inclusive culture enables us to fulfill our mission of building healthier communities.”

Atlantic Health System’s innovative and caring environment offers team members an ever-growing variety of programs to expand their career horizons and create a more mindful workplace that maintains a vibrant work-life balance.

“An environment of care, resilience and mindfulness is essential to a team’s ability to thrive,” said Nikki Sumpter, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer.


Team Member Development
Atlantic Health System offers many initiatives that prove its commitment to its team members, including an extensive career development program. The company offers free courses—many for college credit—to its workforce. There are classes in clinical and nonclinical care, technology, man­agement, leadership, diversity and customer experience, among many others. In 2017, nearly 4,000 workers seized the opportunity to hone their skills, spark­ing innovation and driv­ing engagement across the organization.


An AHS Family
Atlantic Health System has also developed holistic programs that bring work families and personal families together. Along with the popular Take Your Child to Work Day, a newly created birthday card contest brought the kids, grandkids, and nephews and nieces of employees together to celebrate the birthdays of the AHS workforce. members. Picnics, parties, and awards dinners are common, too. Other programs and initiatives further reinforce that sense of engagement. The Soothing Paws volunteer program provides regular pet therapy sessions for patients and team members alike.


This year’s list is based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees rating their workplace culture on 50-plus elements of the workplace. These include trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits linked to innovation. The ranking accounted for the experiences of all employees including women, people of color, LGBT individuals, older team members, and disabled employees. “The 2018 100 Best are true leaders,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “In the face of competition, change, and financial constraints, they consistently prioritize building the trust, pride, and camaraderie that fuels business performance. And they’re doing it at scale for everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do for the organization.”


About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of 16,000 team members dedicated to building healthier communities. The system is comprised of 350 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Atlantic Health System also supports communities through Atlantic Medical Group, Atlantic Rehabilitation, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, and its subsidiary, Atlantic Mobile Health. Atlantic Health System sponsors the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the larger ACOs in the nation, and Optimus Healthcare Partners.


About The FORTUNE 100 Best Companies To Work For®
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 310,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations with more than 1,000 employees. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit


About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance. 

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