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Atlantic Health System Medical Centers Fill Top Spots in Annual Hospitals Rankings

April 29, 2024

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


APRIL 29, 2024, Morristown – Atlantic Health System’s medical centers are sweeping up the top spots in 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 are once again 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 sixth year out of the last seven Morristown has ranked number one, and the ninth consecutive year Chilton has earned the top spot. Visit Jersey’s Best website to see the entire list.

Overlook Medical Center in Summit joins Morristown at the top of the list, with both hospitals sweeping the top two spots on the list of more than 350 beds, while Newton Medical Center (third), Goryeb Children’s Hospital (fourth) and Hackettstown Medical Center (fifth) dominate the top five on the list of less than 350 beds. Atlantic Health System partner, CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, is ranked number seven (more than 350 beds).

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

  • Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center ranked first and second place respectively in all treatment categories.
  • Chilton Medical Center ranked first or second in each treatment category (less than 350 beds).
  • Newton Medical Center and Hackettstown Medical Center placed within the top four in all treatment categories (less than 350 beds).
  • CentraState Medical Center earned top ten rankings (more than 350 beds) in nine of the ten treatment categories.

“Atlantic Health System’s commitment to treating every patient with the highest quality of care is consistent across the many sites of care in our system,” said Scott Leighty, Executive Vice President, Chief Health System Officer, Atlantic Health System. “Every one of our physicians, nurses and care givers continues to set the standard for excellence and I offer them my sincerest thanks and appreciation for all they do for 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 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.