Award Places Hospitals in Top One and Two Percent of Hospitals in Nation for Clinical Performance

Morristown, NJ– Atlantic Health System today announced that Morristown Medical Center was the only hospital in New Jersey to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award.™

Morristown Medical Center was the only hospital in the state to be recognized as one of ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals’ for the fourth consecutive year. Overlook Medical Center was recognized as one of ‘America’s 100 Best Hospitals’ for the third year in a row. The distinction places Morristown Medical Center in the top one percent and Overlook Medical Center in the top two percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance.

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More than 4,500 hospitals nationwide were assessed across 19 conditions and procedures by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Atlantic Health System hospitals were recognized out of 68 eligible hospitals in the New York-New Jersey area* to make these prestigious lists.

“Morristown Medical Center is committed to the highest quality standards, clinical excellence, and coordinated care—driven by the partnership between our medical staff and clinical team members,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president of Morristown Medical Center. “As one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals, we will continue to foster a safe, healing environment for our patients and communities, and create and implement best practices we can share with hospitals across the nation.”

“Exceptional outcomes are only possible when a hospital commits to high standards of quality and continuous improvement throughout the organization,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “We applaud recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for their dedication in providing top-tier care to their patients.”


About the America’s Best Hospitals Quality Award

Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award and America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2019 study period (2015 through 2017), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

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*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

* New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA is defined by the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget.