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.

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Six New Jersey Hospital Systems Form Healthcare Transformation Consortium

February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018 – Atlantic Health System, CentraState Healthcare System, Holy Name Medical Center, Hunterdon Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System today announced that they have formed the Healthcare Transformation Consortium (HTC).

This collaborative of health care organizations, each with self-funded employee health plans, will use their shared expertise to address an issue many businesses now face: how to improve access to high quality health care for covered employees and dependents while reducing costs.

While HTC is in the early stages of development, the participants have agreed to collectively bid out for third-party administration of their self-insured plans.  In seeking a single carrier together, the group aims to reduce administrative fees associated with providing health care benefits. The consortium will select a flexible insurance carrier that is open to development of a unique product that can be replicated by health systems in other regions.

 “As health care organizations that are collectively providing medical benefits to nearly 50,000 employees and families in New Jersey, we need to take the lead in improving the quality and affordability of care. The model developed by HTC can be shared locally with other self-insured employers and replicated nationally,” said Kevin Joyce, Vice President of Insurance Networks for Atlantic Health System. “By working closely with like-minded organizations, we can share best practices, learn from one another, and lead the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care, using our own benefit plans as proving grounds.”

For more information about the member organizations of the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, visit them on the web at:

https://www.atlantichealth.org/

http://www.centrastate.com/

http://www.holyname.org/

http://www.hunterdonhealthcare.org/

http://www.stjosephshealth.org/

http://www.saintpetershcs.com/