To close out 2021, Atlantic Health System – where Gragnolati serves as president and CEO – and CentraState cleared the last regulatory roadblock on their way toward an expanded partnership. Under the unique agreement, a model Gragnolati helped to create, Atlantic Health became the majority corporate member in CentraState, which joined the former’s network.
With $3.3 billion in revenue, that (growing) network includes an 18,000-member team serving 11 counties and a region covering 4.9 million New Jerseyans. In February, AHS expanded its reach further when it acquired seven Immediate Care urgent care locations. Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals for 2022 lists just seven facilities from N.J.; the highest was Atlantic Health’s Morristown Medical Center, coming in at No. 46. The system is no stranger to accolades, at the beginning of 2022, Morristown and Overlook Medical Center were the only Garden State hospitals to make Healthgrades 2022 America’s Best 50 Hospitals list, placing the system in the top 1% of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide. A recognized voice in the national health care conversation, Gragnolati is one of the most influential executives in the state. The former chair of the American Hospital Association still exerts influence, currently serving on the organization’s nominating committee, which helps to identify future leaders.