August 16, 2018 | Number of The Day
Morristown Medical Center’s ranking among NJ hospitals

Morristown Medical Center has been rated the number one hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report in its just-released 2018-2019 Best Hospitals rankings. The medical center was also rated one of the top 20 hospitals in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery and in the top 50 hospitals in the nation for gastroenterology and GI surgery. It ranked as the number four hospital overall in the New York Metro area.

The Morristown hospital was one of only 31 hospitals in the country the report deemed high performing — meaning, in the top 10 percent of programs nationwide — in eight conditions and procedures: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, and lung cancer surgery. It was also recognized as a high-performing hospital in five specialties: geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and pulmonology.

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical facilities throughout the country in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The purpose of the ratings is to “make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News.

Morristown Medical Center is part of the Atlantic Health System, which has a workforce of 16,500 and 4,800 affiliated physicians. It has five other hospitals — Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital — plus 400 sites of care.