New Jersey is one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse states in the country – a large percentage of the population is African American, Hispanic, Asian or Middle Eastern. Though Newark and Camden are two of the poorest cities in the country, New Jersey has the highest median household income of any state. New Jersey is also the most densely populated state, and is the only state in the country to have every one of its counties labeled "urban" by the Census Bureau, even though many areas of the state, including the Morristown area, feature acres of farms, woodlands, and rolling foothills.
Consequently, our patients come from the complete spectrum of socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds; have traveled all over the world; speak a variety of languages; and display an array of medical conditions. Morristown Medical Center residents are exposed to a diverse pool of patients, similar to medical students who are in Manhattan, Boston, Los Angeles or Chicago.
Morristown Medical Center is home to nine separate residency programs and several fellowship programs. With 693 licensed beds, Morristown Medical Center serves patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicities. Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, which opened in 2008, is where our top-rated cardiology program takes center stage. The recently expanded Carol G. Simon Cancer Center is home to men's and women's cancer programs, a breast center, radiation oncology, private hematology and oncology office suites, and multiple ancillary services to benefit its patients. Our hospital has been designated a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons, and is recognized as a Level II Center by the state of New Jersey.
Morristown is a small city in northwestern New Jersey, perhaps best known for its prominence during the American Revolution as the home of George Washington and the Continental Army. The Morristown area is home to many Fortune 500 and pharmaceutical companies, which provide a robust employment environment. The Morris County parks system is one of the best in the state. Those with more urban pursuits need travel only an hour for the city life in New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is about 90 minutes away.