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Atlantic Health System Introduces New Strategic Leader for Service Lines

May 19, 2021

Douglas Arbittier, MD, MBA, brings decades of experience in clinical medicine and health care administration


MORRISTOWN, NJ – MAY 19, 2021 – Forging an exciting, new path forward for its award-winning clinical service lines, Atlantic Health System is proud to announce Douglas Arbittier, MD, MBA has joined the organization as Vice President, Service Lines. Overseeing the operations for care provided through the system’s key services including cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, neuroscience, and women’s health, Dr. Arbittier will provide strategic and clinical leadership in support to advancing Atlantic Health System’s mission of building healthier communities.

In his new role, Dr. Arbittier will work to ensure Atlantic Health service lines continue to grow to meet the ever-changing needs of all health care consumers, including inpatient, outpatient and preventive services. Along with making sure patients are always able to access the care they need when they need it, Dr. Arbittier will also have a role in driving the continued clinical excellence that helps define the care delivered across the system.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Atlantic Health System in finding innovative and transformative ways to deliver the care our patients need,” said Dr. Arbittier. “Throughout the pandemic the service line teams at Atlantic Health System have delivered leading quality and life improving care, in a safe environment. I look forward to collaborating across the system to continue this mission and find new ways to serve the friends, families and neighborhoods within our communities.”

Dr. Arbittier comes to Atlantic Health System after spending 17 years with Wellspan Health, where he served in both clinical and administrative roles, culminating in leadership of the Oncology and Surgical service lines. Prior to that he was Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at York Hospital and President of the medical staff at WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital located in York, PA. Before joining Wellspan, Dr. Arbittier was the Chief of Medical Staff and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY. Dr. Arbittier earned his medical degree and did his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his MBA from the University of Tennessee.

“Doug brings a seasoned approach to growing and developing service lines,” said Amy Perry, Senior Vice President, Integrated Care Delivery, CEO, Hospital Division, Atlantic Health System. “His focus on patient experience, quality and growth will greatly benefit our community.”

Learn more about the rest of the Atlantic Health System leadership team here.

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 almost 18,000 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 offers more than 400 sites of care, including seven 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, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ.

Atlantic Medical Group, comprised of 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, represents one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey and joins Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners as part of Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network of more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ.

Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs through 16 urgent care centers, Atlantic Visiting Nurse and Atlantic Anywhere’s Virtual Visits. 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.