Atlantic Health System Public Relations Department
Karen O. Zatorski
November 4, 2022 – MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System announced the opening of the newly constructed ambulatory surgery center at the Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion (ASCR) in Rockaway at 333 Mount Hope Avenue. The state-of-the-art facility offers four operating rooms, 15 pre-operative and post-anesthesia care unit bays, the latest technology, equipment and instrumentation and hospital grade sterilization.
“This is an important strategic step forward as we continue to drive growth and expansion,” said Pam Mestel, Executive Director, Surgical Services at Morristown Medical Center. “We are so proud of this brand-new facility that offers patients high-quality surgical services and exemplary care, with the added convenience of having surgeries and procedures performed safely outside the hospital setting.”
The ASCR includes 15,000 square feet of multi-specialty and diagnostic services to provide accessible, high-quality healthcare to the surrounding area. The ASCR offers the latest advancements in operative services including orthopedics, podiatry, plastics, general, ENT, vascular, gynecology, as well as breast and urological surgeries. Endoscopic services such as colonoscopies are also available.
The ASCR is a warm and inviting space for patients to receive treatment and for team members to work. Located on the third floor, the surgery center features an open environment flooded with natural light and the interior design blends fresh, dynamic finishes with neutral wood tones and crisp soft accents. The project includes a new rooftop air handler and emergency generator, as well as a reinforced floor system to meet stringent operating room vibration standards.
Among the latest technological advancements offered at the ASCR, is non-invasive prostate tissue ablation using Focal One, the first and only robotic platform using high performance, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology. This allows urologists to control precise targeting and destruction of only a small portion of the prostate, sparing healthy surrounding tissue and minimizing side effects.
The Rockaway Pavilion opened in 2016 and Atlantic Health System purchased the building and property in 2019. An extension of Morristown Medical Center’s nationally-recognized health care services, it is conveniently located next to the Rockaway Town Square Mall and convenient for communities in the surrounding areas including Mount Arlington, Denville, Dover, Boonton, Morris Plains, Wharton, Roxbury and Randolph.
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.