Honorees recognized for commitment and dedication to patients and communities
Morristown, NJ – When Charles Carlisle, Jr. began working at Atlantic Health System, gas was $.35 a gallon, the minimum wage was $1.60, and “Sesame Street” made its debut on PBS. It was 1969. This October, Charles, a sterile processing technician at Overlook Medical Center, is celebrating his 50th year with the award-winning health care system.
“When I first joined, I didn’t realize I would be here for 50 years, but every day, I work next to amazing coworkers who feel like family,” said Charles. “I’ve seen a lot of changes through the years, but one thing that remains the same is everyone’s dedication to our patients and I’m proud to work at Atlantic Health System.”
Charles, and more than 1,100 Atlantic Health team members reaching milestone anniversaries in 2019 (every five years from 10-50 years) were honored at the company’s annual “Celebrating Service” event, held at the Venetian in Garfield. Together, they have more than 21,335 years of combined service.
“The dedication and compassion Atlantic Health System team members have for our patients, our communities and each other is part of what makes it a great place to work and we are honored to celebrate their achievements,” said Nikki Sumpter, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Atlantic Health System. “Our caregivers give so much of themselves every day and we are grateful to Charles and all of our team members who make Atlantic Health System part of their career journey.”
Atlantic Health System has an award-winning workplace culture. Earlier this year, the company was named on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the 11th consecutive year, along with Fortune’s Best Workplace in Health Care and BioPharma list, and Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. In addition, each of its hospitals earned the "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader" designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign, and each of its medical centers were given environmental sustainability awards from Practice Greenhealth. Atlantic Health’s medical centers have earned recognitions for clinical excellence from organizations including Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Healthgrades, the Leapfrog Group, Becker’s Hospital Review and Castle Connolly.
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 centers, Atlantic 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.