Morristown, NJ,  – Morristown Medical Center was once again ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019-
2020 Best Hospital rankings, announced Atlantic Health Systems. The medical center was the only hospital in New Jersey to be ranked among the
best 50 hospitals in the nation for Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#26) and was also ranked among the best 50hospitals in the nation for Orthopedics (#34).

Morristown Medical Center was also recognized in nine common adult procedure and conditions: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, COPD, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery. The hospital was one of only 57 hospitals in the nation to be recognized in all nine.It was also recognized as a high-performing hospital regionally in five specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonology, and Urology.

“This sustained recognition demonstrates the commitment from our team (medical, clinical and support teams) to build healthier communities, ensure extraordinary care is constantly delivered, focus on excellent patient outcomes and experience, seamless care coordination, and innovating to provide the best care for our patients,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, President, Morristown Medical Center. “As a leader, we will continue to provide high-quality care for our patients and work with our communities to ensure they have the programs and resources to keep them healthy.”

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Overlook Medical Center was once again recognized as a Best Hospital in New Jersey and in the New York Metro area, marking nine consecutive years on the list. Overlook was also recognized as high-performing in three common adult procedures and conditions – Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery and COPD. Both Chilton Medical Center and Newton Medical Center are recognized as high-performing for Heart Failure, and Chilton Medical Center is recognized as high-performing for COPD as well.

The annual Best Hospitals ranking and ratings, now in their 30 th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

For the 2019-2020 ranking and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 165 hospitals were rated in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”

For more information, visit www.atlantichealth.org/awards, and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of almost 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system offers
more than 400 sites of care, including seven hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ.

In addition to the employed workforce, Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network represents more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. This network includes 1,000 physicians and providers comprising one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey - Atlantic Medical Group, as well as members of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners which workto enhance patient care delivery. Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs including 12 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of seven regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across seven health systems in New Jersey. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.