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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown, Overlook Medical Centers named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center have been named among the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek for the second year of the publication’s ranking.

The World’s Best Hospitals 2020 ranking is based on responses to an online survey sent to nearly 70,000 doctors, hospital administrators and health care professionals in 21 countries. Every hospital in each country was rated by a score, which is based on recommendations from medical experts, available hospital performance data and existing patient satisfaction, such as results from patient surveys.

Atlantic Health System medical centers join hospitals including The Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and Massachusetts General on this prestigious. A total of 1,500 hospitals globally made the World’s Best List. In the ranking of 281 hospitals in the United States, Morristown was ranked 38 and Overlook was ranked 170. Morristown was ranked highest of the only five hospitals in New Jersey named to the list.

“I am so proud that Morristown Medical Center is being recognized on a global scale for our ongoing focus on delivering the highest quality medical care for our patients,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president, Morristown Medical Center. “We continue to drive innovation including the latest technology and clinical trial offerings and provide highly collaborative patient care resulting in positive experiences.”

“The Overlook Medical Center team is committed to giving their best every day – the best care, the best patient experience, and the highest quality,” said Alan Lieber, president, of Overlook Medical Center. “For a second year in a row, this international recognition is a clear signal to the communities we serve that our best is indeed the best, the world over.”

Newsweek rated the best hospitals in 21 countries: USA, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, Thailand, Australia and Brazil. The countries were mainly selected based on standard of living and life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability.

The data was collected by Newsweek and Statista, in collaboration with GeoBlue, during an initial survey period from September to November 2019. To see the full list, click here.

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