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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center Only Hospitals in New Jersey to Achieve America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ and America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ from Healthgrades

February 12, 2019

Award Places Hospitals in Top One and Two Percent of Hospitals in Nation for Clinical Performance

February 12, 2019, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System today announced that Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center were the only hospitals in New Jersey to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ and America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™, respectively.

Morristown Medical Center was the only hospital in the state to be recognized as one of ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals’ for the fourth consecutive year. Overlook Medical Center was recognized as one of ‘America’s 100 Best Hospitals’ for the third year in a row. The distinction places Morristown Medical Center in the top one percent and Overlook Medical Center in the top two percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance.

More than 4,500 hospitals nationwide were assessed across 19 conditions and procedures by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Atlantic Health System hospitals were recognized out of 68 eligible hospitals in the New York-New Jersey area* to make these prestigious lists.

“Morristown Medical Center is committed to the highest quality standards, clinical excellence, and coordinated care—driven by the partnership between our medical staff and clinical team members,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president of Morristown Medical Center. “As one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals, we will continue to foster a safe, healing environment for our patients and communities, and create and implement best practices we can share with hospitals across the nation.”

“Overlook’s recognition, now three years running, as one of ‘America’s 100 Best Hospitals,’ is a clear indicator to our patients, their families and our community that Overlook is the place to turn to for high quality, compassionate care,” said Alan Lieber, president of Overlook Medical Center. “Our focus on quality and a culture of innovation has led widespread recognition of Overlook as the region’s premier provider of care.”

“Exceptional outcomes are only possible when a hospital commits to high standards of quality and continuous improvement throughout the organization,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “We applaud recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for their dedication in providing top-tier care to their patients.”

About the America’s Best Hospitals Quality Award

Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award and America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2019 study period (2015 through 2017), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

* New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA is defined by the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget.

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, 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 care 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 that will expand 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.