MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Wednesday, Morristown Medical Center broke ground on a two-story expansion of its nationally recognized Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute. The expansion will add 72 private patient rooms, and additional space for best-in-class cardiac imaging technology.

In recognition of Morristown Medical Center’s 125h Anniversary in 2017, Morristown Medical Center President Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN (center), used a silver shovel first used to break ground at 100 Madison Avenue in 1949, when then-Morristown Memorial Hospital was relocating from Morris Street to its present location (article attached).

Joining O’Keefe wereLinda D. Gillam, MD, Dorothy and Lloyd Huck Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System, founding benefactors Neil and Lois Gagnon, and Jim Quinn, Chief Development Officer, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center.

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Morristown Medical Center, located in Morristown, NJ, is a nationally-ranked regional medical center and a recognized leader in cardiovascular medicine, orthopedics and nursing. The hospital was named as one America's 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades in 2016 and 2017, and was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top hospital nationwide for cardiology and orthopedics. Morristown Medical Center also ranked as a “Best Regional Hospital” for gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, and pulmonology. Morristown Medical Center’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute performs more cardiac surgeries than any other hospital in New Jersey, placing its cardiac program in the top two percent in the country. The Atlantic Orthopedic Institute at Morristown Medical Center does the highest volume of joint and spine surgeries in New Jersey. In 2014, the hospital was re-designated a Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service, the highest level of recognition by American Nurses Credentialing Center for facilities that provide acute care services, a distinction awarded to less than five percent of U.S. hospitals. Morristown Medical Center is certified as a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons, and designated a Level II Trauma Center by the state of New Jersey. Morristown Medical Center is part of Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care delivery systems in New Jersey. 

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