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Medical Center Named to “Best 50” List for Cardiac Surgery, and “Best 100” List for Cardiac Care, Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement
October 18, 2016, Morristown, NJ – Morristown Medical Center today announced it was recognized by consumer healthcare ratings group Healthgrades® as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ for Cardiac Surgery, and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in the Nation for Cardiac Care, Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement. The medical center was the only hospital in New Jersey named to the ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals’ list earlier this year.
In addition, the medical center was recognized with 19 additional quality and clinical recognitions in specialties including gastroenterology pulmonology, baratric surgery, and critical care.
These achievements, from the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation, mean Morristown Medical Center outperforms other hospitals in the nation in these categories.
“We are pleased that the patients, families, and communities that rely on Morristown Medical Center for their health care have further evidence of our daily commitment to quality and safety measures,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president of Morristown Medical Center. “Any time that a patient and family comes to the medical center, it can be an unsettling time. This national recognition helps patients instill trust and confidence in our medical and clinical staff as they continue to deliver exceptional patient care.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 states.
Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories.
Atlantic Health System sister hospitals were also recognized in the report. Overlook Medical Center was recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Critical Care, Stroke Care and General Surgery, and Newton Medical Center achieved 5-stars for its treatment of heart failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, pneumonia, sepsis, and respiratory failure.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is a leading non-profit health care delivery system in New Jersey. Our network includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. It also includes its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System comprises 1,747 licensed beds, more than 14,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; is part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners.