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Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 11th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019, Morristown, NJ – Proving that being extraordinary matters, Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number 87 in its 11th consecutive year on the prestigious annual list.

“Our culture of innovation, trust and respect drives our success,” said Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System. “Every member of our team is focused on quality and doing what is best for our patients and their families. As a result, we are delivering the best possible care and ensuring an innovative, collaborative workforce that is excited about the impact of their contributions.”

“The strength of our organization is driven by the unique and individualized experiences of our team members and with everything we do, we are focused on providing a culture of inclusion and respect where every person is accepted and appreciated,” said Nikki Sumpter, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Atlantic Health System. “We have a phenomenal culture fostered by teamwork and camaraderie. I continue to be inspired by the commitment of each and every team member.”

With more than 16,800 team members across five medical centers, a children’s hospital, over 400 sites of care, and one of the largest Accountable Care Organizations in the country, each location at Atlantic Health System has its own culture to be celebrated and recognized.

As the only health care system in New Jersey to be recognized, and the top-ranked New Jersey company on the Fortune list, Atlantic Health System appears alongside some of the country’s best-known and most successful organizations, such as Wegmans and American Express. View the entire Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For List >

“Our mission is to build healthier communities and we can only accomplish that by ensuring we have an outstanding culture and opportunities for each team member to thrive as they care for our patients,” added Gragnolati.

Team Member Engagement and Development

Innovation is a key to success, but ingenuity does not always happen in a lab or in a center. It happens when health care professionals faced with daily challenges feel empowered to develop real-life solutions. To channel that creativity, Atlantic Health created an internal innovation driver, Atlantic Health Advancements (AHa!), to support new ideas and embrace creative solutions generated by team members on the frontlines of patient care. To enhance team member engagement and development, Atlantic Health also offers tuition reimbursement, career coaching and extensive opportunities for professional training and education, including online and instructor-led classes in technology, management, leadership, diversity and customer experience.

Unique Benefits for Team Members and Their Families

Atlantic Health System has developed holistic benefit programs to meet its team members’ diverse needs. This year, in addition to comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, AHS introduced voluntary benefits, such as pet, auto, home and critical care insurance, legal services, identity theft protection and more.

The Atlantic Health System Wellness Rewards program is also focused on overall well-being, including health and financial wellness, and provides financial benefits for achieving personal wellness goals. Knowing that many Atlantic Health team members have either young children or care for an elderly parent, Atlantic Health offers on-site and discounted daycare, elder care, back-up care, and even preferred pricing and access at local daycares. Understanding that team members lead busy lives, Atlantic Health brings convenience to them with a host of on-site concierge services, such as car wash and detailing, dry cleaning, full-service dental care, fitness classes, massages and more.

“The 2019 100 Best are the leaders in creating the most innovative workplaces built on trust,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Employees at these organizations feel valued, respected and heard, and are inspired to be their best selves because of the commitment these winning companies have made to creating a great workplace for all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the company.”

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 more than 16,800 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 more than 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, our Clinically Integrated Network, Atlantic Alliance, 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 state’s largest multi-specialty practices, Atlantic Medical Group, as well as members of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners, which work collaboratively to enhance patient care.

Atlantic Health System delivers the full continuum of health care needs, including services at 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. The system is also 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 and Pennsylvania.

Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University, serves as 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.

About The FORTUNE 100 Best Companies To Work For®

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing the view of more than 4.3 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations with more than 1,000 employees. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.