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Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

August 3, 2022

Three out of four sites to receive highest rating are Atlantic Health facilities

Morristown, NJ, August 3, 2022 – Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this designation.

Morristown, Overlook, and Newton medical centers’ five-stars reflect a perfect or near-perfect score in critical categories related to patient care and wellbeing. Of the 3,218 hospitals across the nation that received a score, only 431 earned a full 5-star rating. Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center also attained a four-star rating and received high marks across the board. Rounding out the successful grading period for all of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals, Hackettstown Medical Center continues its consistent improvement, progressing to a 3-star rating.

“Atlantic Health System is committed to delivering extraordinary care, and our high-quality, patient-centered hospitals underlie our promise to the communities we serve,” said Suja Mathew, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. “Every Atlantic Health team member plays an essential role in making our hospitals the best choice for patients and families. Because of their excellence, Atlantic Health is the only health system in New Jersey with multiple 5-star hospitals. I thank each one of them, and I congratulate them on this remarkable accomplishment.”

CMS releases its Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating annually to help foster transparency and connect patients and caregivers with quality hospitals in their area. The ratings derive from performance measures across five key areas that capture a hospital’s most vital functions: mortality, safety, readmission, patient experience, and timely & effective care. The star rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to hospitals across the country.

This recognition is the second recent honor reflecting Atlantic Health System’s commitment to excellence. Last month U.S. News & World Report recognized Morristown Medical Center (number one hospital in New Jersey) and Overlook Medical Center (number five hospital in New Jersey) in its annual best hospital rankings and ratings, making Atlantic Health the only system in the state with two hospitals in their top five.

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 12 counties and 6.2 million people. The not-for-profit system offers more than 400 sites of care, including its 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, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ and through its partnership with CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, 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 23 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.