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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and NYU Langone Health Expand Partnership to Include Adult Congenital Heart Disease

March 11, 2024

Morristown, NJ – March 11, 2024 – Two nationally recognized cardiovascular programs in the tri-state region, New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and New York-based NYU Langone Health, are expanding their partnership to provide patients improved access to adult congenital heart disease services and the specialist directed care that will improve patients’ quality of life.

“Our clinical affiliation continues to build and strengthen our cardiovascular relationship with NYU Langone and our nationally ranked cardiology program here at our Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute based at Morristown Medical Center” said Trish O’Keefe, Senior Vice President, and President of Morristown Medical Center. “Patients will now have more convenient access, closer to home for highly specialized cardiovascular care and will benefit from the physician expertise from both organizations.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, congenital heart disease affects nearly 1%, or about 40,000 births per year in the United States, with more than 90% reaching adulthood. There are an estimated 2 million adults living in the United States with congenital heart disease.

“Our partnership with experts at Morristown Medical Center will provide advanced adult congenital heart disease care to patients in New Jersey, allowing them to stay in their local community” said Dan Halpern, MD the Program Director of NYU Langone Heart’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program. NYU Langone’s ACHD Program was the first in the State of New York to be nationally accredited as an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Comprehensive Care Center and the first in the nation to be re-accredited.

“This collaborative approach with our colleagues at NYU Langone will provide congenital heart disease patients the specialized care they require to live better lives,” said Claire Boccia Liang, MD the Medical Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Atlantic.

In July 2021, Atlantic Health System and NYU Langone Health announced their partnership on organ transplantation that coordinates transplant care at Morristown Medical Center for heart patients and Overlook Medical Center for liver patients allowing greater access through a high-quality and highly collaborative patient care team.

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 20,000 team members and 5,440 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 14 counties and 7.5 million people. The not-for-profit system offers more than 550 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.

The system includes Atlantic Medical Group, part of a physician enterprise that makes up one of the largest multispecialty practices in New Jersey with more than 1,600 physicians and advance practice providers. Joined with Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners they form 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 24 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.

About NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in its 350+ locations throughout the New York area are six inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Kimmel Pavilion, its state-of-the-art healthcare facility, opened in 2018; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn; and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, a 591-bed hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Mineola, Long Island. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and NYU Grossman School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history; and NYU Long Island School of Medicine, on the campus of NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, which offers full-tuition scholarships with an innovative, accelerated three-year curriculum exclusively devoted to training primary care physicians. For more information, go to, and interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.