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Atlantic Health System Medical Centers Named Among World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek

March 29, 2019

Morristown Medical Center ranked number 28 hospital in United States, Tops in NJ

Overlook Medical Center ranked number 98 hospital in United States

March 29, 2019, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center have been named among the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek in its inaugural rating.

The World’s Best Hospitals 2019 ranking is based on responses to an online survey sent to nearly 40,000 doctors, hospital administrators and health care professionals in 11 countries, results from patient surveys, and publicly available hospital performance data.

Atlantic Health System medical centers join hospitals including The Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and Massachusetts General on this prestigious list, 226 of which are in the United States.

In the ranking of hospitals in the United States, Morristown was ranked 28 and Overlook was ranked 98. Morristown was the highest ranked hospital in New Jersey.

“Morristown Medical Center has been highly focused on partnering with our medical staff to improve care delivery, enhancing our technology and clinical trial offerings, coordinating patient care, and creating positive patient experiences, and we are pleased to be recognized for our efforts on a global scale,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president, Morristown Medical Center. “We continue to strive for excellence and provide the highest quality medical care for our communities.”

“The Overlook Medical Center staff is committed to providing expert, timely and compassionate care,” said Alan Lieber, president, Atlantic Health System Overlook Medical Center. “We strive to deliver the very best patient care every day. This international recognition validates the team’s dedication and commitment to excellence and innovation. It represents a lot of hard work!”

One thousand hospitals globally made the list of the World’s Best Hospitals.

Newsweek rated the best hospitals in 11 countries: USA, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Israel, selected based on standard of living/life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability.

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.