MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – Atlantic Health System announced Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center has been ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fifth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022-2023 Best Hospital rankings.
The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and among the 50 best hospitals in the nation for Orthopedics (#23), Obstetrics and Gynecology (#28), and Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#46). Morristown Medical Center was also ranked the number nine hospital in the New York Metro area.
Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center remained highly ranked in New Jersey and within the region as the number five hospital in New Jersey and tied for 22nd in the New York Metro area. Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center combine to make Atlantic Health System New Jersey’s only health system to hold two top-five ranked hospitals.
These recognitions are among the dozens of U.S. News & World Report honors earned by all Atlantic Health System medical centers this year.
Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center was recognized as high-performing in four areas: COPD, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure and Stroke. Newton Medical Center was also recognized as high-performing in four areas: COPD, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure and Stroke. Hackettstown Medical Center received two high-performing ratings: Kidney Failure and Stroke.
Morristown Medical Center was also recognized as high-performing in 18 common adult procedures and conditions: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion), Colon Cancer Surgery, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Fracture, Hip Replacement, Kidney Failure, Knee Replacement, Lung Cancer Surgery, Pneumonia, Prostate Cancer Surgery, Stroke and TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement). It was also recognized as a high-performing hospital in four adult specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Urology.
“To earn the number one ranking in the state five years in a row validates our commitment to consistently provide exceptional, high-quality care for our patients,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, President, Morristown Medical Center. “This national recognition is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our medical, clinical and support teams to bring about the best-possible patient outcomes. Our communities trust us to provide the best resources to help keep them healthy, the latest and most innovative treatments and high-quality care no matter what brings them to our hospital. I’m enormously proud of the extraordinary efforts of our entire team whose exceptional collaboration and focus on excellence made this recognition possible.”
U.S. News & World Report recognized Overlook as high-performing in two adult specialties: Neurology & Neurosurgery and Orthopedics. Overlook also ranked high-performing in a total of seven common adult procedures and conditions: Colon Cancer Surgery, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure, and Stroke.
“The dedication of the Overlook team is what drives our consistently high rankings, and, more importantly, the recognition by our communities that Overlook Medical Center provides high quality care, exceptional service and great outcomes,” said Stephanie Schwartz, President of Overlook Medical Center. “We remain committed to honoring our traditions of quality, compassion and innovation and will continue to advance the way we deliver care.”
“Clinical excellence and compassionate care are the hallmarks of our remarkable team,” said Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System. “When our patients and communities need us most, they can rest assured they are in the best possible hands with the talented physicians, nurses and caregivers of Atlantic Health System.”
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 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. For the first time, U.S. News rated eligible hospitals in Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Prostate Cancer Surgery and Uterine Cancer Surgery. In the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.
“The hospitals named to the U.S. News Honor Roll excel across numerous specialties and service lines,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need.”