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Atlantic Health System, Chilton, Complete Merger

January 2, 2014, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System and Chilton Hospital today announced the completion of a merger which adds the Pompton Plains-based hospital and affiliated Chilton Health Network sites to one of the largest non-profit health care organizations in New Jersey.

As part of its addition to Atlantic Health System’s facilities, the hospital will now be known as Chilton Medical Center, a change which better reflects the breadth of its services.

The merger, which became effective on January 1, 2014, joins two organizations that have established themselves as leaders in health care, and allows them to build upon a history of successful collaboration – including clinical affiliations in obstetrics, cardiology and other specialties – to ensure both institutions remain at the forefront of medicine and technology.

Atlantic Health System currently owns and operates Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ and Newton Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital. As a member of the Chilton Health Network, Chilton has offered health care services and care providers in communities throughout Northwestern New Jersey.

“After more than a year since we began the merger process, it is with great honor that we welcome Chilton into Atlantic Health System,” said Joseph A. Trunfio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Health System. “With the addition of Chilton, our organization continues to grow stronger and better able to serve our community.”

Following the merger, Chilton Medical Center will continue to serve as a licensed, acute care hospital while also offering its community easier access to the world-class services offered by other members of the Atlantic Health System.

“Chilton and Atlantic Health System are focused on enhancing the scope and breadth of health care services care available at Chilton while providing seamless access to the Atlantic Health System network of outstanding services,” said Dr. Deborah K. Zastocki, President, Chilton Medical Center.  “After many years of successfully working together, we can now work as one, to not only fulfill the health needs of our region, but build stronger, healthier communities.”

Atlantic Health System employs more than 11,000 people throughout Morris, Union, and Sussex counties, and has 1,310 licensed beds, including those at the Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Morristown. There are over 193,100 emergency visits each year, including Morristown, Overlook, Newton, and at Overlook Emergency Services, Union Campus. Located at the crossroads of Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties, Chilton Medical Center employs 1,400 people and has 260 licensed beds. Annually, it serves more than 160,000 patients across 33 communities.

Several benefits resulting from the merger of Chilton and Atlantic Health System include:

  • Significant clinical and economic efficiencies to lower the cost of health care while providing the highest quality services

  • Expanded outpatient and preventive medicine services within the region

  • Broader patient access to coordinated primary, pediatric and specialty care; clinical trials; and the most immediate access to specialized emergency care, including complex stroke care, the latest cardiac diagnostic and treatment interventions, and advanced neonatal care

  • Expanded access to tertiary care through primary care physicians

  • Shared best practices, evidence-based care and quality assurance activities within and across our medical staffs

About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey. It includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, and its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation.  Atlantic Health System has 1,315 licensed beds; 11,624 employees; and 3,123 affiliated physicians who are providers for more than 70,700 annual patient admissions, 7,000 births and 829,000 outpatient visits.  Atlantic Health System is a clinical and academic affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; a Major Clinical Affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners. For more information, please visit us online >

About Chilton Medical Center
Chilton Medical Center is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is Five-Star Rated, the highest possible by HealthGrades, for Total Knee Replacement and Heart Failure, for three years in a row and two years in a row, respectively. Chilton is also named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. Chilton’s reputation in the community has been built on personalized care and many outstanding services including The MotherBaby Center, the Emergency Department, a Comprehensive Wound Healing/Hyperbaric Center and the Sleep Health Institute. The medical center has nearly completed its $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, The Breast Center, Total Joint Center, Cancer Center and Surgical Services. Chilton Medical Center is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ  07444. For more information about its facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit us online or call 1-888-CHILTON.

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

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