Morristown & Newton, NJ (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center, both part of Atlantic Health System, today were each ranked the #1 hospital in New Jersey overall in their respective size categories by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., one of the nation’s most respected health care research and information companies. These rankings are published in Inside Jersey magazine’s April 2014 issue.
Morristown Medical Center, which has 687 beds, was ranked by physicians as the top hospital overall in New Jersey (with more than 350 beds) for the fourth consecutive year. Newton Medical Center, which has 148 beds, was ranked by physicians as the top mid-sized hospital overall in the state for the third consecutive year among hospitals with 350 beds or fewer.
“Castle Connolly’s recognition of Morristown Medical Center as the top hospital in New Jersey for the fourth consecutive year is a testament to our dedication to providing superior patient care,” said David Shulkin, MD, president, Morristown Medical Center, vice president, Atlantic Health System. “We are proud that physicians have indicated Morristown Medical Center is their hospital of choice. They recognize that we not only provide our patients with the highest quality medical care, but also offer the latest preventive, diagnostic and treatment tools within a nurturing environment for patients and their families.”
“Physicians have spoken, and for the third year in a row, they have chosen Newton Medical Center as their mid-sized hospital of choice,” said Joe DiPaolo, president of Newton Medical Center, and vice president of Atlantic Health System. “This recognition highlights Newton Medical Center’s high-quality medical care, state-of-the-art technology and a caring, compassionate environment, and it is especially gratifying to the skilled, dedicated members of our staff, who strive to make every day better for our patients and their families.”
Also this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Morristown Medical Center as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country for cardiology, heart surgery and gynecology and also ranked as a “Best Regional Hospital” for cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics as well as gastroenterology & GI Surgery, nephrology, pulmonology and urology. A Magnet hospital for nursing excellence and a national Beacon Award winner, Morristown Medical Center has proven itself as a top destination for quality care in New Jersey and one of the best in the New York metropolitan area. The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center encompasses the largest cardiovascular program in New Jersey, performing more than 1,300 heart surgeries annually, more than any other cardiovascular facility in the state. Morristown Medical Center is a regional trauma center and regional perinatal center to care for critical mothers and newborns.
Newton Medical Center was also awarded an “A” grade in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The hospital has three-year accreditations by both the Commission on Cancer for comprehensive treatment of cancer patients, and by the American College of Radiology for digital mammography services. The hospital received the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. The home of the Charles L. Tice Heart Center for Diagnostic Services, Newton Medical Center was also recently accredited for a third consecutive time by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), and is one of a small number of hospitals in New Jersey to be accredited in all of the following three echocardiography procedures: Adult transthoracic; Adult transesophogeal; and Adult stress.
More than 2,000 licensed physicians in New Jersey participated in the online survey by Castle Connolly, which was distributed in the fall 2013. Physicians cast more than 33,000 votes on the treatment of specific medical conditions and top overall hospitals in the state. The results were divided into two categories: hospitals with more than 350 beds and those with 350 beds or fewer.
The full rankings can be found online here: http://www.castleconnolly.com/insidehospitals/results2014/
To learn more about Morristown Medical Center, please visit: http://www.atlantichealth.org/morristown.
To learn more about Newton Medical Center, please visit: http://www.atlantichealth.org/newton.