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June 8, 2017, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a leading health care delivery system in New Jersey, hosted its 21st annual system-wide Research Day Symposium on Wednesday, June 7. The symposium, held simultaneously at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, included original and industry-sponsored studies presented by a distinguished group of medical professionals.
The Research Day Symposium provides clinical staff with the opportunity to share their advancements in clinical practice, and showcases Atlantic Health System’s commitment to research and innovation – critical components of care delivery.
“Atlantic Health System’s annual Research Day Symposium is a testament to the innovative ways we are advancing and enhancing care delivery,” said Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO, Atlantic Health System. “As our industry moves toward personalized medicine, our research program drives progress for our patients and ensures our medical and clinical staff continue to have access to the latest medications, devices and technologies to provide exceptional patient care.”
Internationally recognized researcher C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center, the Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program, and the Preventive Cardiac Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, presented the keynote presentation: “Cardiovascular Disease: Do Sex, Gender, and Ethnicity Count?”
As part of its vision of improving lives and empowering communities through health, hope, and healing, Atlantic Health System works with pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers to conduct research across a wide range of therapeutic areas to help evaluate experimental drugs and drug combinations, medical devices and procedures. This ensures patients continually have access to the latest treatments, even before they are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Further, many researchers choose to work at Atlantic Health System because it allows them to conduct high-quality research, while still continuing their clinical practice – a benefit not often seen in large health systems.
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is a leading non-profit, clinically integrated health care system comprised of Atlantic Medical Group with more than 900 physicians and multispecialty care providers, medical centers, rehabilitation and urgent care. Atlantic Medical Group had more than 1.2 million patient visits in 2016. Locations include 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 Institute, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. It also includes its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System comprises 1,747 licensed beds, nearly 16,000 employees and more than 3,700 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.