February 10, 2020 – Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System has been designated Gold level on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Achievement Index for the second year in a row, marking a great achievement in the well-being journey of its more than 17,000 team members.
The unique well-being programs at Atlantic Health System are just one of the reasons Atlantic Health is a great place to work. Focused on caring for the caregiver, Atlantic Health System offers many health and well-being programs for team members to support their individual needs. These include diabetes, hypertension and weight support programs, tobacco cessation coaching, onsite fitness centers and discounts and financial well-being resources.
“Atlantic Health System is committed to supporting our caregivers along their well-being journey,” said Nikki Sumpter, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Atlantic Health System. “We are excited to earn the Gold award on the Workplace Health Achievement Index from the American Heart Association for the second year in a row based on the targeted well-being programs that assist our team members and their families achieve their personal wellness and financial goals.”
Atlantic Health takes a holistic approach to its team members’ well-being, understanding that wellness goes beyond what we eat and how active we are. Team members can utilize financial well-being programs and increase their resilience through online and in person coaching. When team members can achieve their health and well-being goals they can provide even better care to our patients, our communities and each other.
The Workplace Health Achievement Index scores organizations on 55 individual best practices, organized into seven categories of organizational best practices, including leadership, engagement, programs, policies and environment, partnerships, communications and reporting outcomes.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional patient outcomes and experiences. Home to seven award-winning hospitals including Morristown Medical Center, the number one hospital in NJ according to U.S. News & World Report, Castle Connelly and Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals, the system has been ranked first in New Jersey in consumer preference by Monigle and first among health systems in New Jersey as a “best workplace” by both Modern Healthcare and Fortune Magazine.
Many of the system’s programs have received national accolades and designations, including Morristown Medical Center’s Cardiology and Heart Surgery program ranked among the top 30 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report; Morristown Medical Center’s Orthopedics program ranked among the top 35 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and Atlantic Health System’s Cancer Care program, New Jersey’s first and only National Cancer Institute National Community Oncology Research Program. Additionally, Atlantic Health System Neuroscience at Overlook Medical Center, working with Atlantic Mobile Health, was the first in the nation to deploy and use portable Telestroke technology in ambulances for routine pre-hospital assessment of stroke patients.
Powered by a passionate 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 provides care for the full continuum of health needs across a wide array of settings, including Atlantic Medical Group, one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey with more than 1,000 physicians and providers, 12 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice and Atlantic Anywhere’s Virtual Visits. Facilitating connections between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.