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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers Named Among World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek

February 28, 2024

Both hospitals also named Best Hospitals for Infection Prevention and Patient Experience


FEBRUARY 28, 2024 – MORRISTOWN and SUMMIT, NJ – For the sixth consecutive year Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center rank among the world’s best hospitals according to Newsweek. Today the publisher, in partnership with market and consumer data analytics company Statista Inc., named both hospitals to their list of the World’s Best Hospitals. In addition, both Morristown and Overlook are ranked among the Best Hospitals for Infection Prevention and Best Patient Experience in 2024.

More than 2,400 hospitals are included in this year’s list, including more than 400 hospitals in the United States. Of the US hospitals ranked by Newsweek, Morristown is ranked #47 – the highest ranking of any New Jersey hospital, and Overlook is ranked #174. These two Atlantic Health System medical centers join the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins among others on this prestigious list.

Newsweek and Statista partnered to develop a rigorous methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. Four data sources were used for the evaluation:

  • Recommendations from Medical Experts: an online survey among tens of thousands of doctors, health care professionals, and hospital managers in 30 countries
  • Results from Patient Surveys: survey of patient satisfaction with hospitalization
  • Hospital Quality Metrics: medical indicators e.g., data on quality of care for treatments, hygiene measures, patient safety, and waiting times.
  • PROMs Implementation: optional online survey on the implementation and use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures surveys in hospitals

In 2021, Newsweek added a dimension for infection prevention to award US hospitals that performed better than the national average regarding healthcare associated infections. Both Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center achieved this distinction for the fourth year in a row.

“We are incredibly proud to once again be recognized as one of the world’s best hospitals by Newsweek,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president, Morristown Medical Center. “This achievement is a testament to our resolute physicians, nurses and team members who deliver extraordinary, high-quality care to our patients that is beyond measure. Our patients, their families and loved ones, and the communities that we serve depend on us to deliver the latest advancements in specialized care and know that we do so with compassion.”

“The experience that patients have at Overlook is the work of our entire team – starting with the greeter at the door, to the physicians, nurses, technicians, therapists, environmental and food service teams who strive to make every moment and interaction positive,” said Stephanie Schwartz, president of Overlook Medical Center. “When we are recognized six years in a row among the World’s Best, it’s a reflection of our team’s commitment to quality, safety and exceptional care at Overlook.”

The World's Best Hospitals 2024 list recognizes the best medical institutions across 30 countries: USA, Germany, Japan, France, Italy, United Kingdom, South Korea, Brazil, India, Spain, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Malaysia, Thailand, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Israel, Singapore.

To view the entire list of Newsweek & Statista’s World’s Best Hospitals 2024 visit:

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.