MORRISTOWN, NJ – OCTOBER 4, 2021 – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center announced it has been recently named a recipient of both the Healthgrades 2021 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ and the Healthgrades 2021 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ -- one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to achieve this honor.
This distinction also places Morristown Medical Center in the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated and recognizes the exceptional care provided to mothers during and after labor and delivery and for providing outstanding quality outcomes in gynecologic surgery, according to Healthgrades.
“We are honored to receive this recognition as it is a testament to our ongoing focus on delivering high-quality care for our moms and their babies,” said Diana Contreras, MD, Medical Director of Women’s Health, Atlantic Health System. “This achievement would not be possible without the tireless efforts and consistent collaboration of our physicians and team members whose top priority is to provide a safe, supportive and family-oriented environment.”
The Deskovick Maternity Center at Morristown Medical Center is a state-of-the-art labor and delivery facility which delivers over 5000 babies per year. It is also designated as a regional perinatal center and is a Levell III NICU.
Atlantic Health System’s board-certified gynecology specialists, surgeons and other medical experts provide an array of nationally recognized care to women. Our surgeons specialize in and treat a variety of gynecological conditions using state-of-the-art procedures, like minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) and robotic gynecologic surgery.
“Now more than ever, there is a heightened awareness around the importance of quality healthcare, especially for women, expectant mothers, and their families,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We’re pleased to recognize the recipients of the 2021 Labor and Delivery and Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Awards for providing superior care for women as well as their ongoing commitment to providing top quality care for women.”
Labor & Delivery
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for hospitals across 16 states that provide all-payer state data for years 2017 through 2019. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:
- From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, 138,318 patients with complications could potentially have been avoided*.
- From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 41.7% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award*.
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in gynecologic surgery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for hospitals from 16 individual states that provided all-payer data for years 2017 through 2019. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality for gynecologic surgery. From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award had, on average, a 45.9% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award*.
View Healthgrades hospital quality awards and methodologies.
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.