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Atlantic Health System Named a 'Best Workplace in Health Care' by Fortune , Great Place to Work®

July 20, 2015

July 2015, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System, one of the largest health care organizations in New Jersey, was named by Great Place to Work® and Fortune among the top five in their list of the 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care.

Ranked at No. 4, the parent organization of Morristown, Overlook, Newton and Chilton Medical Centers, Goryeb Children’s Hospital and Atlantic Rehabilitation, is the highest-ranking company from New Jersey on the list.

Atlantic Health System and the 19 other winning companies were selected based on the evaluations of nearly 30,000 health care workers who were surveyed using the Trust Index©, Great Place to Work’s employee assessment survey. According to that survey, a vast majority of employees stated that their work at Atlantic Health System is more than just a job - the employees feel empowered to care for patients which provides special meaning.

“The excellence in care that patients receive throughout Atlantic Health System starts with the supportive working environment that motivates our employees and allows them to thrive,” said Brian Gragnolati, President & CEO of Atlantic Health System. “Our highly-skilled, dedicated workforce will be vital as our organization drives forward as a leader in health care.”

Earlier this year, Atlantic Health System was named for a 7th consecutive year to FORTUNE® magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking 39th, the highest-ranked hospital system from New Jersey on the list. It was also named by Great Place to Work® and Fortune as one of the 100 Best Workplaces For Millennials in the country, ranking 16 on the list, making it the highest-ranked NJ-based company on that list, the highest-ranked health care organization on the list, and the only NJ-based hospital system on the list.

“Over the years, we have created a robust working environment that offers something for our workforce, which includes employees at various stages of their lives and careers,” said Andrew Kovach, Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer, Atlantic Health System. “This recognition reflects that these efforts have been well-received by our employees at every level.”

Some of these efforts have included:

  • Professional Development: Employees have access to new organization development courses on topics like managing complexity using critical thinking, bridging the generation divide, delegating and more. Atlantic Health System offers both a mentorship program as well as a nursing externship program
  • Tuition reimbursement and education assistance that helps cover the cost of higher education and the organization has forged affiliations with local colleges and universities to provide discounts to employees and to hold courses on-site at our Atlantic Health System facilities.
  • Part-time Work for Retirees: Employees in or nearing retirement may participate in the 1000 Hour Club where they work on a limited basis (up to 1,000 hours per year) and enjoy flexible work arrangements without affecting their retirement benefits.

Programs geared to employee’s well-being include day care and maternity benefits, as well as adoption assistance. Atlantic Health System also offers discounts to fitness centers throughout New Jersey and on other health and fitness products.  For more information about opportunities, career development and benefits with Atlantic Health System, visit the careers site.

“Health care organizations have a responsibility not only to their employees but to their patients to provide workplaces that support and bring out the best in their people,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. “Great workplaces are constantly monitoring and analyzing their employees’ workplace experiences and then taking action to improve them. Ranking on this list is a great indicator that these companies’ efforts to create great workplaces are resonating with their staff.”

About Atlantic Health System 

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is one of the largest non-profit healthcare systems in New Jersey. It includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. It also includes its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation.  Atlantic Health System comprises 1,599 licensed beds, more than 14,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; a Major Clinical Affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners.

About The Best Workplaces for Health Care 2015

The 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care is a “best of the best” ranking. The winners come from the universe of companies with published Great Place to Work Reviews, meaning they are serious about creating a great workplace and comfortable with transparency. Of approximately 600 companies with published Reviews, 46 self-identified as being in the Health Care industry. Just over 30,000 employees from these companies completed Great Place to Work’s renowned Trust Index© Employee Survey and answered 58 questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace. This resulted in a total score for each company based entirely upon employee feedback.  The Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces in Health Care 2015 ranking includes the 20 companies with the highest total scores.

About Great Place to Work® Reviews

While companies look to recruit and hire the right candidate, job seekers are equally interested in finding the right position at the right company. That’s why Great Place to Work® uses data and insights to write Reviews that offer a true picture of the workplace and elevate the hiring experience. Companies with published Great Place to Work® Reviews are serious about creating great workplaces, comfortable with transparency, and interested in sharing the unique aspects of their workplaces treasured by employees.