- On this special edition of AtlantiCast we look
at 10 of the year's many stories at Atlantic Health System
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Hello, I'm Luke Margolis, welcome
to the holiday edition of AtlantiCast.
We begin back in the first months of 2017.
A year of awards for Atlantic Health System
began when Fortune Magazine named Atlantic Health
one of the 100 Best Places to Work for
for the ninth year in a row.
As we shared, originally, on a Facebook Live announcement.
This top 50 ranking was followed by Best Workplace listings
for groups including: healthcare, the New York region,
diversity, women, and parents.
Plus, health centers around the system received recognition
from groups like, U.S. News& World Report, Healthgrades,
Leapfrog, The American Nurses Credentialing Center,
and The American College of Surgeons.
One of this year's stories was
more than a century in the making.
Morristown Medical Center celebrated it's 125th
anniversary in 2017, dubbed The Year of Giving,
the 125th anniversary year was filled with events
and celebrations recognizing the profound impact
Morristown Medical Center has had on the community,
our state, and beyond.
Back in the 1890s recognizing the need for quality
medical care closer to home, Myra Brookfield,
a Morristown resident, bequeathed her property
on DeHart Street on to the town to start the hospital.
2017 was a transformative year for Atlantic Health System.
Hackettstown Medical Center unveiled a new
spa-like rehabilitation facility.
Part of Atlantic Rehabilitation, the new space
helps patients live healthier lives
through a variety of programs including physical,
occupational, and speech therapy for adults and kids,
cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation,
and fitness and audiology services.
Plus, patients will have access to the latest treatment
methods for orthopedic and sports injuries,
work related injuries, neurological conditions,
cognitive and learning impairments, and many more.
For added convenience, valet parking is available too.
At Newton Medical Center, a 22 thousand square foot addition
has helped create a brand new emergency department.
The versatile space allows for staff to adjust the settings
to better treat patients depending
on the severity of their condition.
A second phase of renovations has begun, all leading
up to shorter wait times and easier access to care.
A milestone trip was taken through
the October sky this year.
As the 100th air-transfer of a patient landed
at Overlook Medical Center's
Atlantic Neuroscience Institute.
The team from Atlantic Mobile Health's
Air Three made the transfer.
The helipad at Overlook opened last November
allowing patients suffering from brain-related
emergencies to get highly skilled treatment
as fast as possible.
In November, Chilton Medical Center
unveiled its new Children's Center,
featuring a combined pediatric emergency department,
and an inpatient care unit.
Families now have one family-friendly facility
to meet all of their needs, including 11 private
emergency treatment rooms and a dedicated entrance
into the specially designed facility
to reduce anxiety for children.
This is the only center of its kind in northern New Jersey.
Access to pediatric specialists
at Goryeb Children's Hospital is available too.
The Chilten Medical Center Foundation
helped raise $600 thousand to support construction.
MetLife Stadium felt like home this year to
Atlantic Health System team members.
Not only did we have a series
of AHS correspondents in the stands,
but Atlantic Health and the New York Jets
partnered to fight pediatric cancer
on and off the field.
As part of the NFL and the American Cancer Society's
Crucial Catch initiative, four children,
who are undergoing or recently underwent,
cancer treatment at Goryeb Children's Hospital,
served as honorary captains at a Jets home game this year.
Plus, Jack, who couldn't attend the game due to treatment,
got to virtually enjoy pre-game
warm ups using Vgo robot technology.
Also, throughout the season, Jet's players visited the
kids at Goryeb to play catch, raise spirits,
and spend some quality time
with patients , parents, and staff.
Atlantic Health System made 2017 a year of innovation
to find new ways to solve tomorrow's healthcare challenges.
Atlantic Health Advancements, or AHa!,
taps into Atlantic Health's 3,700
highly skilled physicians and 16 thousand
member army of innovators.
More than just an idea incubator, AHA is a true partnership
between Atlantic Health and its workforce.
And it's already working.
This is the ISSI Box, a brand new device that helps
deliver insulin in a more efficient way
that improves safety.
It was invented in the pharmacy at Overlook Medical Center
by those who are on the front lines of patient care.
You can learn more about AHA at atlanticast.org.
One of the year's biggest stories is also
a look ahead to next year, The American Hospital Association
named Atlantic Health System president and CEO
Brian Gragnolati, as its Chair-Elect Designate.
That means Brian will take over as Chair-Elect in 2018
and become the Chairman in 2019.
This honor recognizes all the work Brian has done,
and will do, to improve access, affordability,
and inclusion for our communities
in New Jersey, and across the nation.
Finally, 2017 was a year of many special
moments at Atlantic Health System.
Moments inspired by our patients, their families,
our caregivers, and the communities we serve.
Our Moments That Matter Campaign highlighted
just a handful of those amazing stories.
John, Walter, Haley, Kathryn, Megan, and others
contributed to a special year of moments that we
were grateful to be a part of
and proud to share with all of you.
To see them you can find a link at atlanticast.org.
As we head to break, on behalf of our entire
AtlantiCast Crew, thank you so much to our
Atlantic Health teammates for making this year
so special and for allowing us to share your stories.
We look forward to joining you for a great 2018.
We'll be right back.