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Morristown Medical Center Named a Top Hospital in New Jersey and New York Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report

August 2, 2016

Atlantic Health System Medical Centers Recognized on National and Regional Levels

August 2, 2016, Morristown, NJ – Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, today announced it has been recognized as a top hospital in New Jersey and the New York Metro area by U.S. News & World Report. The medical center was also recognized as one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation, and highest-ranking hospital in New Jersey, in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Orthopedics. U.S. News & World Report recognized Overlook Medical Center as a best regional hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery.

Morristown Medical Center was also recognized as a best regional hospital in seven specialties: Gastroenterology & GI surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology, and Urology.These esteemed recognitions were announced today in the publication’s annual Best Hospitals list for 2016-17, which recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“We are proud that Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, both part of Atlantic Health System, have again been recognized as leaders across a number of services and regions,” said Brian Gragnolati, CEO, Atlantic Health System. “Atlantic Health System is committed to excellent patient outcomes, collaboration among the entire health care team and quality service. It’s these capabilities that make us different, and allow us to inspire trust from the communities we serve.”

Ranking hospitals by both state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions. For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

How U.S. News & World Report recognized Morristown Medical Center:


  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#27)
  • Orthopedics (#38)

Regional high-performing adult specialties recognized:

  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

How U.S. News & World Report recognized Overlook Medical Center:  

Best Regional Hospital in Central New Jersey 
Regional high-performing adult specialty recognized:

  • Neurology & Neurosurgery

U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

About U.S. News Best Hospitals

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey. Atlantic Health System has created a Trusted Network of Caring™.  Our promise to our communities is that anyone who enters our system will receive the right care, at the right quality, at the right time, at the right place and at the right cost. Our network 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.
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