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Newton Medical Center Honors Romano Family in Conference Center Dedication

Newton, NJ, September 2013 – Newton Medical Center, serving the residents of Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey, as well as Pike County, PA, dedicated the Romano Conference and Education Center at the hospital on Friday, September 27.

The event recognized the generosity of the Romano family, owners of seven full-service ShopRite supermarkets in northwestern New Jersey, who practice the Company’s business philosophy of being Partners in Caring for neighbors’ families, homes and communities.

The family’s support of Newton Medical Center, a member of Atlantic Health System, the community-based health care provider dedicated to providing high quality, innovative services, is in alignment with RoNetco Supermarkets’ and the Romano family’s core values. “We care about people and what better way to reach others than through the local hospital which serves the needs of many,” says Dominick V. Romano, Chairman of the Board.

George Morville, a trustee of the Newton Medical Center Foundation, thanked the Romano family for taking a leadership role and motivating fundraising for the hospital in addition to its generous philanthropy.

“The most important thanks we offer today is for a philosophy of service above self, leading by example and consistently teaching the benefits of philanthropy and generosity from a truly incredible family that continues to provide endless support on many levels,” Morville said.

The Conference and Education Center, serves as a site for community events, support groups and educational services, and as well as an environment of professional development for physicians, nurses and staff. Just this year, the conference center has been used to host:

  • A work group of health care professionals from hospitals and health centers throughout the country, including Atlantic Health System, focused on reducing sepsis mortality in the United States

  • The launch in Sussex County of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3, a nationwide effort to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer

  • A networking event by the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization for local health care providers to learn more about  providing collaborative care for the residents in the community

Through these and other enrichment programs, the Romano Conference and Education Center provides a site to help Newton Medical Center realize Atlantic Health System’s vision – to empower our communities to be the healthiest in the nation.

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, Newton Medical Center, and Goryeb Children's Hospital. 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 five consecutive years by FORTUNE® as one of the magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®.” The organization has also been recognized six 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 in 2013 as the No. 1 hospital in New Jersey and the No. 1 hospital in the state for treatment of heart failure, coronary surgery, hip and knee repair, treatment of breast, prostate and pediatric cancers and treatment of stroke. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked Morristown Medical Center as a top hospital nationwide for cardiology and heart surgery, gynecology and geriatric care, in the publication’s annual Best Hospitals list.  Morristown Medical Center also ranked among the best hospitals in New Jersey and as a “Best Regional Hospital” for Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinilogy, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics as well as Gastroenterology and GI surgery, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Urology. U.S. News & World Report ranked Overlook Medical Center in 2013 among the best hospitals in central New Jersey and as a “Best Regional Hospital” for Neurology and Neurosurgery as well as Gastroenterology and GI surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Urology. Atlantic Health System is an affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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

Affiliated Providers

Atlantic Medical Group

More than 900 health care