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Atlantic Health System Medical Centers Named Top Hospitals in New Jersey

March 30, 2023

Morristown Medical Center named number one hospital in NJ with more than 350 beds

Chilton Medical Center named number one hospital in NJ with less than 350 beds

MARCH 30, 2023, Morristown – Atlantic Health System’s medical centers continue to lead the way when it comes to hospital reputation in New Jersey, according to the latest ranking from renowned health care research and information company, Castle Connolly.

Morristown Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center continue their streaks ranked number one in the state on their respective lists of the “Top Hospital Overall,” published annually in Jersey’s Best magazine. This is the fifth year out of the last six Morristown has ranked number one, and the eighth consecutive year Chilton has earned the top spot. Visit Jersey’s Best website to see the entire list.

Overlook Medical Center in Summit moved up four spots to number seven on the list of more than 350 beds, while Goryeb Children’s Hospital (fifth) and Hackettstown Medical Center (13th) again placed on the list of less than 350 beds. Atlantic Health System partner, CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, is ranked number four (more than 350 beds).

All results are based on the votes of more than 1,200 physicians and reflect Atlantic Health System’s strong reputation among physicians across the state.

Castle Connolly also ranked performance in a variety of specialties: breast cancer, congestive heart failure, coronary artery bypass surgery, high risk pregnancy and birth, hip and knee replacement, neurological disorders, pain management, prostate cancer, stroke, and pediatric cancer.

  • Morristown Medical Center ranked first or second place for all treatment categories
  • Chilton Medical Center ranked in the top three in each category (less than 350 beds).
  • Overlook Medical Center increased its position in numerous condition rankings (more than 350 beds), including fourth in care of breast cancer and pain management.
  • Hackettstown Medical Center earned a place on all specialty lists (less than 350 beds).
  • Newton Medical Center ranked among top hospitals (less than 350 beds) for treating prostate cancer.
  • CentraState Medical Center earned rankings (more than 350 beds) in all specialty categories, including third for breast cancer, congestive heart failure, and high-risk pregnancy and birth.

“Providing the highest quality of care to all of our patients remains the top priority for each physician, nurse and team member across Atlantic Health System,” said Scott Leighty, Executive Vice President, Chief Health System Officer, Atlantic Health System. “I offer my sincerest thanks and appreciation to our entire team for their tireless commitment to our patients, their families and communities.”


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.