RNJ News Department

Morristown Medical Center recognized as one of ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals’

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, was the only hospital in the state to be recognized as one of ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals’ by consumer rankings group Healthgrades for the second year in a row. The distinction places Morristown Medical Center in the top one percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance, according to a news release.

“Patients can be more secure in their decision to trust Atlantic Health System with their care, given our nationally recognized, consistent commitment to clinical excellence, patient safety, and patient outcomes,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president of Morristown Medical Center. “We make a strong effort to align our medical staff and care teams to deliver exceptional care in a healing environment, and are proud to be recognized for this daily commitment.”

Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center was recognized as one of ‘America’s 100 Best Hospitals’ for the second consecutive year.

The two Atlantic Health System hospitals were the only in New Jersey out of 64 eligible hospitals in the New York-New Jersey area to make these prestigious lists.

“The Healthgrades analysis of clinical outcomes shows that there is tremendous variation in care, so it’s important for consumers to research and select a hospital that will provide high-quality care,” said Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades.

The recipients of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2017 study period (2013-2015), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

The Atlantic Health System network includes 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; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice.

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By: Jay Edwards
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