Joins Top 1% Of Rated Hospitals By Earning Highest Evaluation In All 9 Surgical Procedures And Chronic Conditions
August 8, 2017, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a leading health care delivery system in New Jersey, today announced its flagship hospital, Morristown Medical Center was again named a top-five hospital in the New York Metro Area by U.S. News and World Report in its 2017-18 Best Hospitals rankings. The medical center was the only hospital in New Jersey recognized nationally for Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and was also recognized nationally for Orthopedics. Overlook Medical Center was recognized as a high-performing hospital in Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Morristown Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey, and one of only 48 hospitals nationwide, to be ranked as high-performing in nine surgical procedures and chronic conditions: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, COPD, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, and Lung Cancer Surgery. It was also recognized as a high-performing hospital in five specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology. Overlook Medical Center was ranked regionally for two common adult procedure and conditions including Heart Failure and Colon Cancer Surgery.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings are designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures. Results are based on risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.
“Atlantic Health System is dedicated to building healthier communities,” said Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO, Atlantic Health System. “These national and regional rankings demonstrate our workforce’s commitment to this goal, and are evidence of their firm commitment to patient safety, positive quality outcomes, and high-quality medical care.”
For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 146 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”
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About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of 16,000 team members dedicated to building healthier communities. The system is comprised of 350 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Atlantic Health System also supports communities through Atlantic Medical Group, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, and its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System sponsors the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the larger ACOs in the nation, and Optimus Healthcare Partners.