Dear Atlantic Health System Patient,
At Atlantic Health System, we know you want the best health care available, and Atlantic Health System is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to you and your loved ones. We abide by the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) definition for quality and its six specific goals to ensure continuous quality improvement - quality health care should be:
We look far beyond providing health care that simply meets the requirements for regulatory compliance and baseline health care safety; we aim to achieve measurable excellence against both national standards and our local competitors' track records. Only by providing the highest quality care can we continue to lead the quest for even better diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Atlantic Health System is a key member of many local, regional and national organizations that pursue and define excellence in health care. They include the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), National Quality Forum (NQF), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), and New Jersey Council on Teaching Hospitals (NJCOTH). As a member of these groups, we not only help determine the direction of health care provision, but advocate for our patients and their physicians in a national arena, ensuring that their needs and your needs will be met by health care providers throughout the country.
- Donald E. Casey Jr., MD, MPH, MBA, FACP
Vice President of Quality & Chief Medical Officer
Atlantic Health System