Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Hospitalist Medicine

An increasing number of graduates from the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Morristown Medical Center seek a career in hospitalist medicine. According to the Society of Hospital Medicine, "the term ‘hospitalist’ refers to physicians whose practice emphasizes providing care for hospitalized patients." The term was coined by Drs. Robert Wachter and Lee Goldman in a New England Journal of Medicine article in August 1996.

While some doctors have emphasized inpatient care for many years, there has been an explosive growth of such doctors since 1994. There are more new jobs available for hospitalists than in any aspect of internal medicine. Morristown Medical Center has several hospitalist practices, including a faculty one (Morristown Academic Hospitalist Associates - MAHA), giving residents a dynamic resource for role modeling and career information.