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First Ever “Atlantic Has Talent” Draws a Crowd

June 4, 2019

Morristown, NJ – It was a tough decision, but the judges of Atlantic Health System’s inaugural “Atlantic Has Talent” named three winners out of the 12 finalists who performed at the May 9 event at The College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown.

The finalists treated the audience to vocals, instrumentals, dance performances, an original poetry recitation and stand-up comedy. First, second and third place winners received $1,000, $750 and $500, respectively.

“It was tremendously exciting to give our team members the opportunity to shine in front of their colleagues and reveal different sides of themselves,” said Nikki Sumpter, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, Atlantic Health System, and one of the evening’s judges. “This event simply showcased how extraordinary our fellow team members are, whether performing their jobs or performing on a stage.”

Keeping the crowd entertained were masters of ceremonies Steven Sheris, MD, FACC, FACP, senior vice president of Physician Enterprise and president of Atlantic Medical Group, and Terence French, vice president of strategic development and network affiliations. A DJ kept the audience energized and engaged between performances.

In addition to Sumpter, the judges included Eva Goldenberg, vice president of corporate compliance and internal audit, chief compliance officer, privacy officer and research integrity officer; Paul Marmora, vice president of ambulatory care; and Sheilah O’Halloran, vice president of legal affairs and general counsel.

The event, which showcased the talents of Atlantic Health System team members, is just one of many unique activities the integrated health care system hosts for its team members as part of being a Great Place to Work.

Atlantic Health System recently made the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 11th year in a row, and for the second year in a row earned a spot on the Modern Healthcare “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” list.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a 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 offers 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ.

In addition to the employed workforce, Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network represents more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. This network includes 1,000 physicians and providers comprising one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey - Atlantic Medical Group, as well as members of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners, which work to enhance patient care delivery.

Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health needs, including 12 urgent care centersAtlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of seven regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability, and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system expanding access to groundbreaking research across seven health systems in New Jersey.

Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.