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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion in Rockaway opens new ambulatory surgery center

State-of-the-Art Facility Offers Nationally Recognized Services Including Focal One Robotic Technology for Treating Prostate Cancer

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Atlantic Health System announced the opening of the newly constructed ambulatory surgery center at the  Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion (ASCR), located at 333 Mount Hope Avenue, in Rockaway Township.

The state-of-the-art facility offers four operating rooms, 15 pre-operative and post-anesthesia care unit bays, the latest technology, equipment and instrumentation and hospital grade sterilization.

“This is an important strategic step forward as we continue to drive growth and expansion,” said Pam Mestel, Executive Director, Surgical Services at Morristown Medical Center. “We are so proud of this brand-new facility that offers patients high-quality surgical services and exemplary care, with the added convenience of having surgeries and procedures performed safely outside the hospital setting.”

The ASCR includes 75,000 square feet of multi-specialty and diagnostic services to provide accessible, high-quality healthcare to the surrounding area. The ASCR offers the latest advancements in operative services including orthopedics, podiatry, plastics, general, ENT, vascular, gynecology, as well as breast and urological surgeries. Endoscopic services such as colonoscopies are also available.

The ASCR is a warm and inviting space for patients to receive treatment and for team members to work. Located on the third floor, the surgery center features an open environment flooded with natural light and the interior design blends fresh, dynamic finishes with neutral wood tones and crisp soft accents. The project includes a new rooftop air handler and emergency generator, as well as a reinforced floor system to meet stringent operating room vibration standards.

Among the latest technological advancements offered at the ASCR, is non-invasive prostate tissue ablation using Focal One, the first and only robotic platform using high performance, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology. This allows urologists to control precise targeting and destruction of only a small portion of the prostate, sparing healthy surrounding tissue and minimizing side effects.

The Rockaway Pavilion opened in 2016 and Atlantic Health System purchased the building and property in 2019. An extension of Morristown Medical Center’s nationally-recognized health care services, it is conveniently located next to the Rockaway Town Square Mall and convenient for communities in the surrounding areas including Mount Arlington, Denville, Dover, Boonton, Morris Plains, Wharton, Roxbury and Randolph.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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