Atlantic Health System is the only system in New Jersey with hospitals to achieve the 2020 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award, as announced Feb. 11 by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
The distinction positions both Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center among the top 1 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for their consistent, year-over-year clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades.
This is the fifth consecutive time that Morristown has achieved the recognition, while this year marks Overlook’s first time earning the 50 Best Hospitals Award. Overlook was previously recognized by Healthgrades for three consecutive years as one of ‘America’s 100 Best Hospitals.’
Morristown and Overlook were also the only two New Jersey hospitals to achieve Healthgrades’ 100 Best Hospitals recognition in 2020.
“Morristown Medical Center’s recognition as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for the fifth year in a row is continued assurance to our communities of our unwavering commitment to the highest quality standards, coordination of care, and patient outcomes,” said Trish O’Keefe, president of Morristown Medical Center. “We are so proud of our dedicated medical staff and clinical team members who provide extraordinary caring in a safe, healing environment for our patients and communities.”
“Patients in our region can look to Overlook and know that they will receive the best care in the country,” said Overlook President Alan Lieber. “Achieving exemplary quality measures year after year is a monumental feat. Overlook’s focus on clinical outcomes, combined with a spirit of innovation and understanding that every team member has a part to play in the extraordinary care we provide, is what propelled us to this elite status.”
Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award are recognized for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2020 study period (2016 through 2018), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures, as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).
“It’s more important than ever to do your research before selecting a hospital. Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospital Award recipients are dedicated to high quality care, and consumers can feel confident in using sources like Healthgrades and these awards to help select the best hospital for their healthcare needs,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, chief medical officer at Healthgrades.