Only Hospital in New Jersey to be named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for seven consecutive years and among top five percent of hospitals in the nation for GI Medical Treatment
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, today announced it was again recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement by consumer healthcare ratings group Healthgrades. The medical center was the only hospital in New Jersey named one of ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals’ for the second year in a row last February.
Healthgrades also recognized Morristown Medical Center as the only hospital in the state named one America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for seven consecutive years, and the only hospital in the state named to the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2018.
In total, Morristown Medical Center was recognized with 39 clinical excellence awards in cardiac, orthopedics, neuroscience, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, critical care, and bariatrics. View the complete list in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation here: www.healthgrades.com/quality.
“Morristown Medical Center is proud to celebrate and share these recognitions with our patients, families, communities, and medical staff because they are based on quality outcomes data—showing our commitment to clinical excellence, safety, and long-term, positive outcomes,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president of Morristown Medical Center. “As healthcare continues to change, and as we focus our efforts on offering complex state-of-the-art care, and wellness and prevention efforts in our communities, these data show clear evidence that when you do need a hospital, Morristown Medical Center is the right choice.”
These achievements are part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically among hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes.
“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states.
Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) outcomes.
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, 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 Institute, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, and its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System sponsors the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the larger ACOs in the nation, and Optimus Healthcare Partners.