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Morristown Medical Center Proudly Participates in 24th Annual Community Health Day

August 23, 2019

Preventative screenings, testing, referrals provided by team members

Morristown, NJ – Morristown Medical Center will again proudly participate in Morristown’s 24th Annual Community Health Day, to be held on Saturday, September 7 from 9am to 1pm at Headquarters Plaza.

The event, co-sponsored by Morristown Medical Center’s Community Health Department and supported by the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, provides an opportunity for the community to come together for a day of health and wellness – free of charge. Since 2006, donors have contributed $2.3 million through the Foundation to the Morristown community and more than $270,000 has been put towards Community Health Days. The day features free screenings including glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, hearing, respiratory, vision, bone density, oral cancer, HIV, foot screening, and a Dermaview facial scanner to view sun damage.

In addition to the screenings, there are a number of workshops, dance demonstrations, senior, LGBTQ, child resources, healthy snacks, and music.

“Atlantic Health System and Morristown Medical Center are dedicated to building healthier communities, and our participation in Morristown’s annual Community Health Day is a way to reach out and connect our experts, resources and programs to our neighbors,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, President of Morristown Medical Center. “As a nonprofit hospital, we will continue to reach out to our community to understand their health needs, partner in care, and improve access to our high-quality programs.”

An annual walkathon in support of the day will leave from Goryeb Children’s Hospital at 8am, with walkers arriving at Headquarters Plaza by 9am.

The Community Health Department at Morristown Medical is dedicated to meeting community members where they are and providing on-the-ground resources to the community. In 2018, members of the department attended 234 events with a total of 6,431 attendees and conducted 4,385 screenings. Seventeen percent of people screened at the events last year yielded abnormal findings, resulting in referrals to local physicians.

In addition to Morristown Medical Center’s medical and clinical team members, additional departments participating in the day include the Morristown Regional Cancer Center’s New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program, the Healthy Aging Program, Library Services, the Autism Center, the Respiratory Center, Laboratory, Internal Medical Faculty Associates Pharmacy, and Behavioral Health.

For more information on free health screenings, please contact Morristown Medical Center’s Community Health Department at 973-971-7156.

About the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center

Established in 1995, the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center’s mission is to inspire community philanthropy to advance exceptional health care for patients at Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Over the past 10 years, donors have contributed more than $175 million to support both Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

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.