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Morristown Medical Center Achieves Comprehensive Center Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

February 7, 2019

February 7, 2019, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center today announced it has achieved Comprehensive Center accreditation from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). This is the medical center’s fourth accreditation.

MBSAQIP is based on rigorous quality and safety standards and patient-centric care for metabolic and bariatric patients. The accreditation is valid until June 2021.

“We are proud to provide patients in our community with a comprehensive weight management program that offers a metabolic medicine program to help patients better understand the medical reasons they may not be able to lose weight, and a bariatric surgery program that offers best-in-class surgical options for patients who need intervention,” said Dr. Michael J. Nusbaum, head of bariatric surgery at Morristown Medical Center. “We know that weight management requires a personalized approach that takes into consideration each patient’s medical history, lifestyle, home situation, and physical capabilities, and our multi-specialist medical team is committed to each patient’s safety, health, and outcome, which the American College of Surgeons recognized with this accreditation.”

Atlantic Health System’s weight management services include:

  • Comprehensive testing program
  • Dedicated and specially-trained bariatric surgery health care team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians and facilitators available at Chilton, Hackettstown, Morristown, Newton and Overlook medical centers
  • Collaboration between the American College of Nutrition and Morristown Medical Center to incorporate research-based protocols into patient treatment plans

Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center are also accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

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.