Commitment to Inclusion Earns Accolade for Fourth Time
December 20, 2019 – Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s commitment to always delivering the highest quality of care for our patients has once again earned the health care system the distinction of being named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity list, coming in at #52. This marks the fourth consecutive year the organization has earned this accolade.
As a leading provider of health care in New Jersey with more than 17,000 team members, Atlantic Health System’s focus on diversity and inclusion has created an environment where everyone is valued, engaged and respected.
“Our diverse workforce supports Atlantic Health System’s commitment of delivering high quality care at the right time, at the right place and at the right cost,” said Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System. “Our dedication to value-based care is rooted in our fundamental belief that everyone should have access to care no matter what their zip code. Our patients and their families are part of the care team so it’s vital that we have an inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve.”
“At Atlantic Health System, we celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of everyone entering our network. Our workforce is a dynamic mix of diversity of thought, experiences and perspectives, so we can deliver extraordinary care for our patients,” said Armond Kinsey, Chief Diversity Officer, Atlantic Health System. “We’re focused on partnering with our communities to help close the gap on health disparities, so everyone has access to affordable, high-quality care.”
This recognition comes on the heels of Atlantic Health System being named a “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine as well as earning the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In addition, Atlantic Health System was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for 11 years in a row.
Atlantic Health System celebrates a diverse workforce, inclusive of varying demographics such as female leaders and physicians, an increase in minority executives and a focus on veteran and disabled team members as well. The company has partnerships with organizations to help attract and retain diverse talent including Garden State Equality, National Hispanic Nurses Association, National Black Nurses Association and Project SEARCH.
Atlantic Health System is committed to providing resources to create unique experiences that meet dynamic needs of every individual. The inclusive environment offers team members an ever-growing variety of programs to expand their career development goals, including:
- On-site training and development programs, certification programs and Professional Advancement Clinical Tracks program.
- Tuition reimbursement and discounts on tuition and textbooks to build their academic credentials
- A Career Readiness Program for entry level team members to earn college credits
- The AHS Alumni Club invites retirees to come back to work on a per diem or temporary basis and benefit from flexible work arrangements and extra income.
- Women’s Leadership Council provides guidance and opportunities for development for women across the system.
About the Best Workplaces for Diversity
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing more than 4.8 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. They help organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. They recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® list published annually in Fortune.
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.