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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown, Overlook Medical Centers Named Among World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek for 2nd Year

March 6, 2020

Morristown Medical Center Again Top Ranked in New Jersey

Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers were named in the Newsweek 2020 World's Best Hospitals ranking.

MARCH 6, 2020 – MORRISTOWN and SUMMIT, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center have been named among the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek for the second year of the publication’s ranking.

The World’s Best Hospitals 2020 ranking is based on responses to an online survey sent to nearly 70,000 doctors, hospital administrators and health care professionals in 21 countries. Every hospital in each country was rated by a score, which is based on recommendations from medical experts, available hospital performance data and existing patient satisfaction, such as results from patient surveys.

Atlantic Health System medical centers join hospitals including The Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and Massachusetts General on this prestigious. A total of 1,500 hospitals globally made the World’s Best List. In the ranking of 281 hospitals in the United States, Morristown was ranked 38 and Overlook was ranked 170. Morristown was ranked highest of the only five hospitals in New Jersey named to the list.

“I am so proud that Morristown Medical Center is being recognized on a global scale for our ongoing focus on delivering the highest quality medical care for our patients,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president, Morristown Medical Center. “We continue to drive innovation including the latest technology and clinical trial offerings and provide highly collaborative patient care resulting in positive experiences.”

“The Overlook Medical Center team is committed to giving their best every day – the best care, the best patient experience, and the highest quality,” said Alan Lieber, president, of Overlook Medical Center. “For a second year in a row, this international recognition is a clear signal to the communities we serve that our best is indeed the best, the world over.”

Newsweek rated the best hospitals in 21 countries: USA, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, Thailand, Australia and Brazil. The countries were mainly selected based on standard of living and life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability.

The data was collected by Newsweek and Statista, in collaboration with GeoBlue, during an initial survey period from September to November 2019. The survey was also promoted on

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 Connolly 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.

With a clear sense of purpose and an unparalleled culture, Atlantic Health System attracts top leaders in the field of health care, from CEO Brian Gragnolati, who was Chairman of the American Hospital Association in 2019, to the numerous team members who serve as leaders across national clinical associations and research entities.