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Atlantic Health System Expands Access to its Network and Adds New Services by Acquiring Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine

March 15, 2023

11 locations across Ocean, Monmouth, Burlington and Atlantic counties now part of Atlantic Health System

MARCH 15, 2023, MORRISTOWN & FORKED RIVER N.J. – Residents across central and southern New Jersey will now benefit from the combined resources of two of the region’s leading health care providers. Today, Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine to its award-winning network of care.

Upon completion, Atlantic Health System will have a majority ownership of the 11 Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine locations across Ocean, Monmouth, Burlington and Atlantic counties, and further expands patient access to the Atlantic Health System network’s already extensive list of locations including CentraState Healthcare System, seven Immediate Care urgent care locations and dozens of physician offices.

“Innovative care that keeps each patient’s unique needs at the center of their medical journey is a hallmark of both of these two health care organizations,” said Kevin Lenahan, Executive Vice President, Chief Business and Strategy Officer, Atlantic Health System. “By combining our efforts on behalf of the communities in central and southern New Jersey, we can ensure every patient has access to the high-quality care they deserve in a way that is convenient and comfortable for them.”

Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine is a leading provider of high-quality care, offering a multitude of services at each of its 11 locations while assisting patients out of pain and keeping them pain free. The wide array of services and specialties now available to Atlantic Health System’s patients via Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine include chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, occupational therapy and medical pain management. Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine’s 11 facilities are located in Forked River, Toms River, Manahawkin, Brick, Bayville, Wall, Tinton Falls, Barnegat, Marlton, Little Egg Harbor and Linwood. Each of these locations will seamlessly share information with Epic, Atlantic Health’s electronic medical record platform, allowing a patient’s medical information to travel with them throughout Atlantic Health’s entire network of care, including more advanced services at its award-winning medical centers.

“Throughout the years, many of our patients have expressed liking the convenience of helping their problems with our team approach under one roof,” said Dr. Robert Thompson, founder and CEO of Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine. “We look forward to joining the Atlantic Health System network to continue providing the highest quality of care for our patients.”

Since 2004, Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine has offered a multidisciplinary and comprehensive selection of services and treatment options for their patients. They work as a team to alleviate and eliminate pain and get to the root of the problem. Their team is comprised of over 75 providers consisting of chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses/nurse practitioners, massage therapists, medical doctors and surgeons who all work together with years of experience to find the best treatment program for each individual patient.

“The addition of Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine to the Atlantic Health family helps deliver on our mission of building healthier communities,” added Paul Marmora, Vice President, Ambulatory Services and Network Development, Atlantic Health System. “The team at Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine shares our commitment to putting patients first and delivering an extraordinary experience.”

Through a specialized approach to care, the sports medicine services at Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine are designed to get patients back in the game by overcoming injuries through a rehabilitative approach that meets their unique needs. Additionally, patients will be seamlessly connected to the advanced technology and services provided by Atlantic Sports Health, and Atlantic Health System is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.

To find the Atlantic Health System location nearest to you, visit the Atlantic Health System website.


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 19,000 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 1,600 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.