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Morristown Medical Center Recognized by Becker's Hospital Review as Top 100 Institution With a Great Heart Program

January 27, 2014

Morristown, NJ – Becker's Hospital Review has named Morristown Medical Center to its list of "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs." Institutions recognized on the list include those with programs demonstrating excellent clinical outcomes, cutting-edge research, cardiac risk-reduction programs and an innovative approach to cardiac care.

Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, a state-of-the-art, five-story, 230,000 square-foot building situated on the Morristown Medical Center campus, is dedicated to meeting the challenges of adult heart and vascular diseases. Morristown Medical Center’s Department of Cardiovascular Medicine encompasses the largest cardiovascular surgical program in New Jersey and has nationally-recognized expertise in each of cardiology’s major disciplines. It includes eight operating rooms (two hybrid), five catheterization labs, three electrophysiology labs and advanced non-invasive imaging capability. The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of performing cardiac surgery. The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected Atlantic Health System-owned Morristown Medical Center based on its quality of care, clinical awards and research contributions to cardiovascular care.

“This recognition from Becker’s is a testament to our dedication to providing superior cardiovascular patient care,” said David Shulkin, MD, president, Morristown Medical Center, vice president, Atlantic Health System.

Lindsey Dunn, Editor in Chief of Becker's Hospital Review, stated, “Morristown Medical Center exemplifies the pursuit of better cardiac care for all patients.”

“We are honored to be included on Becker’s annual list,” said Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH, Dorothy and Lloyd Huck chair, Cardiovascular Medicine, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute. She added, “We are proud of our standard of excellence and our ability to offer the highest quality and most up-to-date technology to our patients.”Gagnon offers integrated programs for treating heart failure, heart disease in women, rhythm disorders and vascular disease, and is one of only 20 programs nationally to offer all currently-available catheter-based treatments for valvular heart disease.

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About Morristown Medical Center

Morristown Medical Center (MMC), located in Morristown, NJ, is a part of Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey. Accredited by The Joint Commission, this year the hospital was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top hospital nationwide for cardiology, heart surgery, gynecology and geriatrics. Morristown Medical Center also ranked as a “Best Regional Hospital” for cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics as well as gastroenterology & GI Surgery, nephrology, pulmonology and urology. Morristown Medical Center’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute performs more heart surgeries than any other hospital in New Jersey, over 1,400 in 2013. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons awarded MMC three stars, its highest ratings. Only 12 percent of participating institutions achieve this high honor.  For more information >

About Becker's Hospital Review

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Our content is geared toward high level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs and CFOs.