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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Named a Best Hospital by

August 26, 2021

Hospital recognized for clinical performance and workplace quality

August 26, 2021, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center offers one of the best environments for hospital nurses in the nation according to, a leading website for nursing education and resources.

This week Morristown Medical Center was named to NurseJournal’s list of “The Best Hospitals for Nurses 2021”.

Along with mentioning Morristown Medical Center’s Magnet® recognition status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and various national recognitions for clinical expertise across numerous specialties, NurseJournal celebrated the “shared governance style of decision-making, which gives more responsibility to bedside nurses,” in place across all Atlantic Health System medical centers.

“Nurses across all of Atlantic Health System come to work every day committed to providing extraordinary care and exceptional patient outcomes,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, Atlantic Health System and President, Morristown Medical Center. “This tremendous honor is an acknowledgement of our commitment to empowering and developing all of our nurses so they can perform at their very best, in a supportive and nurturing environment.”

Earning a place on the list is based on four pieces of data that NurseJournal says impact nursing care and nursing satisfaction: hospital ratings, mortality measures, nursing communication, and staff responsiveness. According to NurseJournal’s website: “All hospitals are not the same. Those with strong healthcare teams, positive patient outcomes, effective lines of communication, and innovative nursing policies can improve your job satisfaction and open the door to professional development.”

Atlantic Health System’s workplace culture has received numerous awards including 13 consecutive years on Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” Modern Healthcare’s list of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare”, and this honor from NurseJournal, which comes only weeks after U.S. News & World Report reaffirmed Morristown Medical Center’s number one ranking in New Jersey as part of its annual Best Hospital rankings.

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See NurseJournal’s entire list, or to read about its methodology > 

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 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 not-for-profit 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 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 six 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 five health systems in the region.

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.