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Morristown Medical Center Recognized Six Times as One of America’s ‘100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs’

December 6, 2019

Morristown Medical Center’s nationally recognized orthopedic program was again named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of ‘100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs.’ This is the medical center’s sixth consecutive year on the exclusive list, which is based on patient outcomes, satisfaction, and quality of care.

“The orthopedic team at Morristown Medical Center is constantly innovating and expanding its services and programs to offer patients the full spectrum of high-quality orthopedic care, which has made us a medical destination for patients across the nation,” said James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman, Orthopedic Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, and Medical Director, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery, Atlantic Health System. “Patients come to us to improve the quality of their life, and we employ board-certified experts and the latest minimally invasive technology to return them to their homes and lives as quickly and safely as possible. It is this drive that has led to national recognition across a number of trusted sources.”   

About Orthopedics at Morristown Medical Center

Morristown Medical Center’s Orthopedic program offers residents of New Jersey and the surrounding areas access to high-quality multidisciplinary treatments that span pre-surgical education through post-operative rehabilitation. With the latest diagnostic technologies and robotic equipment, many of our board-certified surgeons are experts in minimally invasive techniques that result in faster recoveries, greater range of motion, and smaller scars.

U.S. News & World Report recognized Morristown Medical Center as one of the top 35 orthopedic programs in the nation in 2019, and Becker’s Hospital Review recognized the program six times on its ‘100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs’ list.

Each year, the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute performs more than 4,000 joint replacements and treats more than 1,400 traumatic orthopedic injuries. Morristown Medical Center is one of only four Level 1 trauma centers in New Jersey, designated by the American College of Surgeons.

Orthopedists at Morristown Medical Center provide assistance caring for patients with complex fractures of the pelvis and upper and lower extremities. For complex sports injuries, Atlantic Sports Health has highly-trained physicians who are experts at diagnosing and treating orthopedic and sports medicine problems and are active participants in academic and research programs. The Orthopedic Oncology program performs limb-sparing surgeries for patients with bone tumors or sarcomas.

For children with orthopaedic needs, orthopedists collaborate with pediatricians from Goryeb Children’s Hospital in all aspects of care, including state-of-the-art diagnostics, surgical treatment and assistive technology.

Atlantic Health System Orthopedics is nationally recognized for its expertise, earning numerous awards and accreditations for its services. Learn more: https://www.atlantichealth.org/conditions-treatments/orthopedics.html.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional patient outcomes and experiences. Home to seven award-winning hospitals including Morristown Medical Center, the number one hospital in NJ according to U.S. News & World Report, Castle Connelly and Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals, the system has been ranked first in New Jersey in consumer preference by Monigle and first among health systems in New Jersey as a “best workplace” by both Modern Healthcare and Fortune Magazine.

Many of the system’s programs have received national accolades and designations, including Morristown Medical Center’s Cardiology and Heart Surgery program ranked among the top 30 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report; Morristown Medical Center’s Orthopedics program ranked among the top 35 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and Atlantic Health System’s Cancer Care program, New Jersey’s first and only National Cancer Institute National Community Oncology Research Program. Additionally, Atlantic Health System Neuroscience at Overlook Medical Center, working with Atlantic Mobile Health, was the first in the nation to deploy and use portable Telestroke technology in ambulances for routine pre-hospital assessment of stroke patients.

Powered by a passionate workforce of 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey, including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system provides care for the full continuum of health needs across a wide array of settings, including Atlantic Medical Group, one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey with more than 1,000 physicians and providers, 12 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice and Atlantic Anywhere’s Virtual Visits. Facilitating connections between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

With a clear sense of purpose and an unparalleled culture, Atlantic Health System attracts top leaders in the field of health care, from CEO Brian Gragnolati, who is currently Chairman of the American Hospital Association, to the numerous team members who serve as leaders across national clinical associations and research entities.