MORRISTOWN, NJ  –Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System,  announced it has been recognized as a top hospital in New Jersey and the New York Metro area by U.S. News & World Report. The medical center was also recognized as one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation, and highest-ranking hospital in New Jersey, in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Orthopedics.

Morristown Medical Center was also recognized as a best regional hospital in seven specialties: Gastroenterology & GI surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology, and Urology.

These esteemed recognitions were announced today in the publication’s annual Best Hospitals list for 2016-17, which recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

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“We are proud that Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, both part of Atlantic Health System, have again been recognized as leaders across a number of services and regions,” said Brian Gragnolati, CEO, Atlantic Health System. “Atlantic Health System is committed to excellent patient outcomes, collaboration among the entire health care team and quality service. It’s these capabilities that make us different, and allow us to inspire trust from the communities we serve.”

Ranking hospitals by both state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions. For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

How U.S. News & World Report recognized Morristown Medical Center:

Nationally

·         Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#27)

·         Orthopedics (#38)

Regional high-performing adult specialties recognized:

·         Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

·         Geriatrics

·         Gynecology

·         Nephrology

·         Neurology & Neurosurgery

·         Pulmonology

·         Urology

U.S. News & World Report recognized Overlook Medical Center as a best regional hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery.

“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”