Morristown Medical Center Recognized as Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group

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MORRISTOWN, N.J.

Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, today announced it was recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the second consecutive year. The medical center is one of only 36 in the nation to achieve this honor.

Atlantic Health System has a partnership with The Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Beginning in July 2018, Morristown Medical Center will serve as a branch campus, allowing students to complete their third and fourth years of clinical training at the new SKMC/TJU-AHS Branch Campus.

“Morristown Medical Center is pleased to have again been recognized as one of the Top Teaching Hospitals in the nation,” said Louis Brusco Jr., MD, Chief Medical Officer, Morristown Medical Center, and Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Sydney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. “This recognition is based on rigorous quality and safety data, and highlights our clinical team’s commitment to positive outcomes for our patients and the community. This dedication to excellence is something we aim to inspire in each medical student, resident and fellow that we have the privilege of teaching.”

“As one of America’s 50 Best hospitals, it’s our responsibility to promote a culture of continuous learning and discovery, and teach tomorrow’s clinical staff how to provide exceptional patient care,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president of Morristown Medical Center.

Students choosing to pursue a career in medicine as a fellow or resident at Morristown Medical Center have access to:

  • Weekly conferences, daily teaching rounds, grand rounds, and Mortality & Morbidity Conferences. Academic conferences and presentations by distinguished scholars, visiting professors and physicians.
  • Research resources: the hospital has a Research Committee and the Atlantic Center for Research to serve as a resource for both new and established investigators, as well as to facilitate collaborative efforts and coordinate administrative matters relating to human subject research. Specialized services such as biomedical communications, biostatistics and proposal development are also available.
  • A health science library, with over 380 journal subscriptions, two full-time professional librarians; database searching instruction and access to patient record information.
  • Practice development and management sessions, which cover topics relevant to setting up a practice or joining an existing practice. Provides assistance in practice location and set-up and matches residents with physicians.

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“We are proud to recognize Morristown Medical Center as a 2017 Leapfrog Top Hospital. This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and the local community. The entire staff and board deserve praise for putting quality first and achieving results,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog.

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2017 Top Hospitals, visit http://www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

To learn more about medical education opportunities at Atlantic Health System visit https://www.atlantichealth.org/atlantic/for-professionals.html.

About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of 16,000 team members dedicated to building healthier communities. The system is comprised of 350 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Atlantic Health System also supports communities through Atlantic Medical Group, Atlantic Rehabilitation, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, and its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System sponsors the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the larger ACOs in the nation, and Optimus Healthcare Partners.

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