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Morristown, NJ, October 24, 2012 – Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit hospital organizations in New Jersey, announced today that it has joined forces with the Parisi Speed School, a leader in athletic performance enhancement, to become the official sports medicine partner for Parisi schools.
The partnership brings together the clinical expertise of Atlantic Health System, the parent company of Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, with the professional expertise of Parisi Speed School, which has more than 75 franchise locations in 27 states, including 11 in New Jersey, 11 in New York, and five in Pennsylvania, and has trained more than 600,000 athletes.
“Partnering with Parisi Speed School will allow us to help a large number of athletes to not only enhance their training, but improve their overall health as well,” said Damion Martins, MD, director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine for Atlantic Health System.
“Atlantic Health System is leading the industry in sports medicine, and I believe this partnership will greatly enhance our services to not only active, dedicated athletes but recreational athletes, as well. This partnership offers advanced information and programming for all individuals who seek an active and healthy lifestyle,” said Bill Parisi, founder and CEO of Parisi Speed School.
Athletes ages 8 through18 throughout the region and patients of the Atlantic Sports Health program will benefit from the partnership in several ways, including:
The organizations will work closely together on education and clinical research in sports performance and childhood obesity. Damion Martins, MD, will become medical advisor for Parisi Speed School, while Bill Parisi will join Atlantic Sports Health’s Research Committee.
Atlantic Health System is the official health care partner of the New York Jets and an official health care provider of the New Jersey Devils.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey, comprised of Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center 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 System is the official health care partner of the New York Jets and an official health care provider of the New Jersey Devils.
Morristown Medical Center’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 System’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 Approval™ from The Joint Commission, achieving Disease-Specific Care Certification for cervical and lumbar spine treatments. With the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute based at Overlook Medical Center, 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 Medical Center is verified as a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and designated a Level II by the state of New Jersey.
Atlantic Health System 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 Medical Center 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 stroke in NJ. Atlantic Health System 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.