MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Atlantic Health Rehabilitation Center on Mt. Kemble Ave is re-opening due to the Coronavirus pandemic, confirmed Atlantic Health officials. 

The Mt. Kemble facility was shut down in 2019 after the hospital opened the state-of-the-art rehabilitation center at Giralda Farms in Madison. Re-opening the Mt. Kemble facility is part of Atlantic Health Systems phased approach in "planning for the COVID-19 public health emergency,  stated Karen Zatorksi, Senior Public Relations Manager for Atlantic Health System. 

Hospital officials would not confirm how many patients would be transferred to the Mt. Kemble facility, but they did confirm that select adult patients would be moved to the facility.

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"The facility on Mt. Kemble Avenue has fully operational rooms", said Zatorski. "These rooms will serve as an extension of our medical-surgical units, and will be equipped, provisioned and staffed like similar floors at Morristown Medical Center.

"As always, Atlantic Health System’s top priority is the safety of our patients, communities and health care professionals", she said.

According to hospital ofifcials, Atlantic Health System has been working to increase capacity at each site. The health system has a combined 1,836 licensed beds, with 735 at Morristown Medical Center. These beds include those used for a number of specialized medical needs, including cardiac, neuroscience, oncology, pediatrics and more.

To see the number of licensed beds at Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital, click HERE


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