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MORRISTOWN, NJ APRIL 2011 – Morristown Memorial Hospital was ranked the top hospital in the state and voted the No.1 hospital for coronary surgery, treatment of heart failure and high risk pregnancy by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., one of the nation’s most respected health care research and information companies. These rankings were published in Inside Jersey magazine.
Morristown Memorial has proved itself as the top destination for cardiovascular care in New Jersey and one of the best in the New York metropolitan area. The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown performs more than 1,000 heart surgeries annually, more than any other cardiovascular facility in the state. Gagnon is also one of only 20 centers in the country providing a full range of heart valve treatment options through clinical trials, such as the CoreValve US Pivotal Trial, a minimally invasive, non-surgical, catheter-based treatment option for patients with symptomatic, severe aortic stenosis.
“Castle Connolly’s recognition of Morristown Memorial as the top hospital in New Jersey, and our broad range of marquee services – from cardiac care to maternity to oncology – is a testament to our dedication to providing superior patient care,” said David Shulkin, president of Morristown Memorial. “These findings underscore the quality of service that Morristown Memorial delivers to the community on a daily basis.”
Atlantic Health’s hospitals received several accolades from survey results, which appear in the April 2011 issue of Inside Jersey. Morristown Memorial and sister hospital Overlook Hospital, which are categorized among hospitals with more than 350 beds, ranked:
Nearly 1,000 licensed physicians in New Jersey participated in the online survey by Castle Connolly, which was distributed in fall 2010. Physicians cast a total of nearly 19,000 votes on the treatment of specific medical conditions and top overall hospitals in the state. The results were divided into two categories: hospitals with more than 350 beds and those with less than 350 beds.
About Atlantic Health
Atlantic Health is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey, comprised of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital in Summit and Newton Medical Center. The three medical centers – all accredited by The Joint Commission – have a combined total of 1,308 licensed beds and more than 2,750 affiliated physicians providing a wide array of health care services to the residents of Northern and Central New Jersey. Specialty service areas include advanced cardiovascular care, pediatric medical and surgical specialties, neurology, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Each of these programs has earned top ratings and recognitions in their respective fields. Atlantic Health is the official health care provider of the New York Jets and New Jersey Devils.
Morristown Memorial Hospital’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute performs more heart surgeries than any other hospital in New York or New Jersey, and is one of 20 facilities across the country to perform catheter-based repair and replacement of valves on both sides of the heart. Atlantic Health’s spine program – where surgeons perform more spine surgery than anywhere else in New Jersey – is one of just 13 hospitals across the country that has received the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM from The Joint Commission, achieving Disease-Specific Care Certification for cervical and lumbar spine treatments. With the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute based at Overlook Hospital, the hospital serves as the hub for the New Jersey Stroke Network, and serves about 40 percent of the state’s stroke patients. The system’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital offers more than 100 board-certified physicians in 20 pediatric specialties. Morristown Memorial Hospital is designated a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and a Level II by the state of New Jersey.
Atlantic Health has been chosen for the past three consecutive years by FORTUNE® as one of the magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®.” The organization has also been recognized four times by AARP as one of the “Best Employers for Workers over 50.” Inside Jersey magazine partnered with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and ranked Morristown Memorial Hospital as the No. 1 hospital in New Jersey and the No. 1 hospital for treatment of heart failure and coronary surgery in the state. The survey findings also establish Overlook as No.1 for the treatment of neurological disorders and No. 2 for stroke treatment in NJ. Atlantic Health is a Major Clinical Research Affiliate with The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and is the primary academic and clinical affiliate in New Jersey of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Mount Sinai Hospital.