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Hunterdon Healthcare and Atlantic Health System Partner to Bring Enhanced Ambulatory Services to Somerset County

December 10, 2019

Bridgewater, NJ - Today, Hunterdon Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System announce a partnership in Somerset County to further expand health care services. The New Jersey-based health systems will share ownership of Bridgewater Physical and Occupational Therapy, Advanced Imaging at Bridgewater and Bridgewater Ambulatory Surgery Center all located at 1121 Route 22 West in Bridgewater, formerly the Bank of America building.

The primary goal of the partnership is to increase access to the highest quality of healthcare services in the region.

In 2016, Hunterdon Healthcare opened the Bridgewater Medical Office Building which includes Hunterdon Breast Surgery, Hunterdon Heart & Vascular Center, Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates, Center for Endocrine Health, Advanced Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Laboratory Draw Station, Hunterdon Podiatric Medicine, Hunterdon Urological Associates, Hunterdon Surgical Associates, The Plastic Surgery Center (Zuhaib Ibrahim, M.D.), Center for Advanced Pain Management as well as the Imaging Center, Physical and Occupational Therapy and the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Patrick Gavin, President and CEO of Hunterdon Healthcare System, noted, “This joint venture in Bridgewater with Atlantic Health System gives Hunterdon Healthcare a dynamic partner to be able to further expand services in Somerset County.”

"We are pleased to partner with Hunterdon Healthcare System in Bridgewater as we look for new ways to design and deliver high quality, innovative and personalized health care, to build healthier communities throughout New Jersey,” said Amy Perry, CEO Hospital Division, SVP, Integrated Care Delivery, Atlantic Health System. “This collaboration will allow us to provide increased access to enhanced specialty and diagnostic services for the residents of Somerset County."

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 Connolly 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. 

About Hunterdon Healthcare System

Hunterdon Healthcare exists to prevent disease, illness and injury; to seek cures; relieve pain; give comfort; and inspire a healthy way of living. Under the corporate organization, Hunterdon Healthcare System constitutes the sole member of Hunterdon Medical Center, Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation, Hunterdon Regional Community Health and Midjersey Health Corporation.

Hunterdon Medical Center, the flagship hospital, is acknowledged as a leader in developing comprehensive medical and health care services. Hunterdon Medical Center treats over 9,000 inpatients annually, with nearly 33,000 Emergency Department visits and over 570,000 outpatient visits per year. The 178-bed hospital provides a full range of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic inpatient and outpatient hospital and community health services.

The Hunterdon Medical Center is also a teaching institution and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The Family Medicine Residency Program is one of the first in the nation for the training of specialists in family medicine.

Hunterdon Medical Center is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health, and accredited by The Joint Commission.

Hunterdon Healthcare operates thirteen family practice/internal medicine offices, eighteen specialty offices and five pediatric practices. Hunterdon Healthcare has partnered with the Hunterdon Physician Practice Association to form Hunterdon Healthcare Partners LLC, an integrated delivery network dedicated to enhancing patient’s care. Hunterdon Healthcare Partners has nearly 312 providers who have come together to improve the overall quality of healthcare in the community.

For more information on Hunterdon Healthcare call 908-788-6100 or visit www.hunterdonhealthcare.org.