Earlier this year, Atlantic Health System opened a specialty care center to further provide Hackettstown and other local residents with quality medical services. At the new facility, Hackettstown Medical Center physicians help fill health care gaps in specialties facing a shortage of providers.
The center follows a “time-share” model, which allows physicians to come in as needed. For example, a doctor can come in for two days per week if needed and then another doctor can come in to use it at other times. This flexibility addresses various health care needs in the area that Atlantic Health System discovered after acquiring the hospital in 2016.
Doctors currently using the medical office are trained in areas such as general surgery, including breast surgery, endocrinology, allergy, rheumatology, bariatrics and nutrition, with plans to add more specialties in the future. In the end, the goal is seamless and comprehensive care: The same doctors at the hospital are the same ones at the new medical facility.
This is just the latest step that Atlantic Health System has taken to improve and expand services and locations in the area. Hackettstown Medical Center also recently introduced telemedicine, allowing doctors to see ICU patients remotely with the press of a button. Not only can doctors monitor their patients’ vital signs remotely, but telemedicine also allows physicians to consult from almost anywhere else in the country – or the world.
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