Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

Location Emergency Wait

Last Updated: Aug. 28, 2017 10:36 am

Emergency? Call 911!

Classes & Events eNews Feedback

Atlantic Health System Opens the Children's Center at Chilton Medical Center

November 8, 2017

Innovative, New Center Features Combined Pediatric Emergency and Hospital Care Services

November 8 2017, Pompton Plains, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center recently celebrated the grand opening of The Children’s Center in Pompton Plains with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring hospital leaders, physicians, staff, donors and community members.

“The Children’s Center is one of the most anticipated, and certainly one of the most exciting projects we have undertaken at Chilton Medical Center,” said Stephanie Schwartz, President, Chilton Medical Center. "Every detail of this Center has been considered to ensure we provide the best environment for the more than 13,000 children we care for annually. Our partnership with Atlantic Health System also ensures families within our local communities are afforded the highest quality pediatric care.”

This ribbon cutting event also celebrated the donors who contributed to the Chilton Medical Center Foundation's successful Major Gift Initiative, which raised more than $600,000 to support construction of the Children’s Center.

"To finally see the project come to life has been truly wonderful," says Amy Hershman, Chilton Medical Center Foundation trustee and chair of the hospital's Major Gift Initiative. " The Children’s Center is truly a unique place for children to get well. Our success would not have been possible without the community members, foundations, corporations, and hospital employees whose charitable contributions helped make this Center a reality, and most notably the Chilton pediatric physicians and Foundation Board of Trustees, who gave 100% participation to the project.”

Located within the hospital, the new Children’s Center offers an innovative model of care by combining both pediatric emergency services and inpatient hospital care in one, family-friendly facility. The Center, which is the only of its kind in Northern New Jersey, offers a dedicated entrance,11 private emergency treatment rooms and inpatient suites as well as special touches to foster healing and reduce anxiety such as in room skylights and sleeping accommodations for parents.

Children’s Center physicians and nurses specialize in pediatrics and are equipped to handle all types of childhood emergencies and illnesses, from minor injuries to more serious medical conditions that require an overnight stay. And, because Chilton Medical Center is part of Atlantic Health System, it offers ready access to all the resources and advanced care, including more than 100 pediatric specialists, at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center.

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.