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Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

September 17, 2017

September 15, 2017, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, today announced it has received national recognition by Great Place to Work® and Fortune by being named number 25 on the list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women for 2017. Atlantic Health System is the highest ranked organization in New Jersey and is a mainstay on this list, having been named to it each of the three years Great Place to Work and Fortune have compiled the ranking.  Other companies making this list include Marriott, Wegmans and Delta Airlines.

Atlantic Health System earned its spot on the list by delivering a supportive working environment for women, including ethical leadership, respectful treatment, equality and fair workplace interactions according to Great Place to Work and Fortune. Women make up approximately 80 percent of the 16,000-member workforce at Atlantic Health.

“Atlantic Health System is committed to providing our entire 16,000-member workforce an opportunity to not only create healthier communities through our Trusted Network of Caring, but to do so in an environment that makes them feel valued and respected,” said Nikki Sumpter, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, Atlantic Health System. “From the boardroom to the operating room, Atlantic Health System is proud to embrace the contributions of all of our team members.”

"The Best Workplaces for Women deserve recognition for crafting environments where men and women alike can bring their best selves to work each day,” said Michael Bush, CEO, Great Place to Work.

2017 is a year of recognition for Atlantic Health System. This spring Atlantic Health System received its ninth consecutive annual ranking on Fortune’s 2017 100 Best Companies to Work For® and placed on Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Best Workplaces in the New York region lists.

About the Best Workplaces for Women Methodology

Great Place to Work surveyed more than 400,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified organizations across the country. It assessed them on how women rated their organizations in more than 50 areas, including respect, fairness, management and camaraderie. Results from the surveys were compared to results taken from male colleagues to ensure that women had as positive an experience as men. This took into account an index of factors where women often lag their peers, such as access to meaningful work, fair pay and plans for a future with their organizations. Great Place to Work also analyzed demographic patterns to ensure companies created great workplaces for all women, regardless of who they are or what jobs they do. Surveys were conducted anonymously at each organization and women’s results achieved at least a 95 percent confidence level and a 7 percent margin of error or less. Organizations needed to employ at least 50 women to be considered.

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.