Morristown, NJ (Morris County) – Atlantic Health System announced Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the third year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020-2021 Best Hospital rankings The medical center was the only acute care hospital in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and among the best 50 hospitals in the nation for Orthopedics (#28), Gynecology (#32), and Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#38). In addition, Morristown Medical Center was rated the number 8 hospital in the New York Metro area.
Morristown Medical Center was also recognized as high-performing in ten common adult procedures and conditions: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lung Cancer Surgery and TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement). It was also recognized as a high performing hospital in five specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Urology.
“This outstanding national recognition demonstrates the unwavering commitment to excellence from our medical, clinical and support teams to ensure exceptional care is consistently delivered to bring about the best-possible patient outcomes,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, President, Morristown Medical Center. “This recognition validates our innovative and seamless coordination that results in providing high-quality care for our patients. Our communities know that they can rely on us to deliver the quality programs and resources to keep them healthy. We are thrilled by this prestigious recognition.”
In addition, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center was once again recognized as a Best Hospital in New Jersey and in the New York Metro area, marking ten consecutive years on the list. Overlook was also recognized as high-performing in three common adult procedures and conditions – Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery and COPD. Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center was recognized as high-performing for Heart Failure and COPD, and Newton Medical Center was recognized as high-performing for COPD as well.
“These honors are a testament to the passion and clinical excellence of our health care heroes,” said Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System. “My gratitude and congratulations go out to every member of our amazing team. It’s their dedication, talent and innovation that delivers extraordinary care to our communities and makes us a truly great place to work.”
The annual Best Hospitals ranking and ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
For the 2020-2021 ranking and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 165 hospitals were rated in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”