About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional patient outcomes and experiences. We are home to seven award-winning hospitals, including Morristown Medical Center, the number one hospital in NJ according to U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals. Our system has also been ranked first in New Jersey in consumer preference by Monigle and first among health systems in the state as a “best workplace” by both Modern Healthcare and Fortune Magazine.
Many of the system’s programs have received national accolades and designations, including Morristown Medical Center’s cardiology and heart surgery program – ranked among the top 50 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Morristown Medical Center’s orthopedics program – ranked among the top 30 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and Atlantic Health System’s Cancer Care program – New Jersey’s first and only National Cancer Institute National Community Oncology Research Program. Additionally, Atlantic Health System Neuroscience at Overlook Medical Center, working with Atlantic Mobile Health, was the first in the nation to deploy and use portable telestroke technology in ambulances for routine pre-hospital assessment of stroke patients.
Powered by a passionate workforce of 18,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half the state of New Jersey, including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system provides care for the full continuum of health needs across a wide array of settings, including 12 urgent care centers, virtual urgent care and other telehealth services, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute and Atlantic Visiting Nurse. Facilitating connections between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.
Laser-focused on the opportunity to provide the very best patient outcomes and experience at the lowest cost, Atlantic Alliance – a Clinically Integrated Network – represents more than 2,675 health care providers throughout northern and central New Jersey. This network includes 1,000 physicians and providers comprising one of the largest multi-specialty practices in the state – Atlantic Medical Group, as well as members of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners, which work to enhance patient care delivery. All ACOs had outstanding results in quality reporting under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). In total in 2018, the ACOs saved Medicare 9.6 million dollars and over 100 million dollars since program inception.
This focus on access and affordability has resulted in the development of purposeful partnerships that have created new opportunities and value for patients. Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System are in the process of building upon their successful clinical affiliation, via a Definitive Agreement to create a unique model for health system co-ownership. Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of seven regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system expanding access to groundbreaking research across seven health systems in New Jersey.
With cancer ranking as the second leading cause of death in New Jersey and the clear need to expand the availability of affordable innovation to the state’s residents, Atlantic Health System opened the Breakthrough Oncology Accelerator in 2019. This partnership with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, and Origin Commercial Ventures created a new platform to deliver economically viable immunotherapies and other breakthrough cancer treatments to the region through expedited access and novel payment options.
Atlantic Health System is frequently recognized for the use of innovation and technology in care delivery and has been named by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) to their 2020 Most Wired list in recognition of “meaningful clinical and efficient outcomes” and for embracing advanced technologies, such as telehealth, that expand access to care. In addition to leveraging the latest advancements in technology, Atlantic has built a culture of innovation embraced by team members throughout the system. Atlantic Health Advancements (AHa!), a unique innovation center and idea incubator launched in November 2017, provides opportunities and a platform for every colleague at Atlantic Health to generate ideas that will enhance care delivery, improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs.
Understanding the importance of educating and preparing the next generation of physicians and caregivers, Atlantic Health System is home to a regional campus of Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. SKMC offers a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC), a unique model of medical education that reinforces continuity of care and patient-centered treatment unique in northern New Jersey. With more than 250 medical residents, and several technologist and technician certificate programs, Atlantic Health is training our state’s future health care professionals.
With a clear sense of purpose and unparalleled culture, Atlantic Health System attracts top leaders in the field of health care, from President and CEO Brian Gragnolati – who is a former Chairman of the American Hospital Association and was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare – to the numerous team members who serve as leaders across national clinical associations and research entities.
Featuring state-of-the-art equipment and comfortable, family-friendly environments, our world-class hospitals are on the forefront of medicine and continually set standards for quality health care in the New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. Learn more:
Named one of the nation’s “Best Rehab Hospitals, Institutions & Facilities” by Rehab Management Magazine, Atlantic Rehabilitation provides a full-range of services to restore the health and functional abilities of people after an accident, illness, injury or surgery. Whether it’s at our inpatient facility in Morristown, NJ or any of our outpatient locations throughout New Jersey, our patients find the care they need to minimize pain, maximize independence and improve their quality of life. See all of our areas of specialization >
Atlantic Medical Group is a multispecialty physician network that provides high-quality, comprehensive medical care with more than 1,000 doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at more than 300 locations throughout northern and central New Jersey and Northeast Pennsylvania. Our integrated physician network offers an efficient, coordinated patient care experience, as well as a state-of-the art electronic medical record system that provides patients enhanced, secure access to their medical data. Care is managed seamlessly among our comprehensive network of health care providers.
Atlantic Visiting Nurse provides home treatment and education services designed to prevent or postpone hospitalizations, and aid in recovery after a stay in a hospital or rehabilitation facility. One of the first hospices in the United States, we've been helping improve patients' quality of life and supporting their family members and caregivers in private homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes for more than 35 years.
Our programs, including pediatrics, orthopedics, cancer care, rehabilitation medicine, women's health, cardiovascular care and neuroscience, are consistently lauded for their excellence by physicians and patients alike. Learn more about all of our accreditations and awards >
We are a member of AllSpire Health Partners – an alliance of five hospital systems that addresses quality, population health management, best practices and medical research in the Northeast region. Atlantic Health System also has medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.