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Atlantic Health System achievements from Healthgrades grow as Chilton Medical Center added to America’s 250 Best Hospitals

January 17, 2023

Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center are the only two hospitals in NJ named among America’s 50 Best Hospitals

PEQUANNOCK, NJ – JANUARY 17, 2023 – Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center today was named for the first time as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

This achievement puts Chilton in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and procedures.

Chilton’s inclusion among the Healthgrades list of the 250 Best Hospitals adds to Atlantic Health System’s recognition by Healthgrades, as its sister hospitals, Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center (located in Summit, NJ), were again named among America’s 50 Best Hospitals for the eighth consecutive and fourth consecutive year respectively. These achievements put Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center among the top 1% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and procedures. 

Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center are the only two hospitals in New Jersey named among America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2023.

“The addition of Chilton Medical Center to Healthgrades’ lists of Best Hospitals, alongside consecutive recognition for Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, reflects the commitment to high-quality care and safety central to the culture of Atlantic Health System,” said Scott Leighty, Executive Vice President, Chief Health System Officer. “We are truly proud of how the talented team members and physicians are raising the level of care at each of our medical centers.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation between America’s 250 Best Hospitals and hospitals that did not receive the distinction. In fact, if all hospitals performed similarly to America’s 250 Best, more than 160,000 lives could have been saved.

“We’re proud to recognize Chilton Medical Center for the first time as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023, and Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center again among America’s 50 Best Hospitals,” said Brad Bowman MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As some of America’s Best Hospitals, these members of Atlantic Health System consistently deliver better-than-expected outcomes for the patients in their communities and are setting a high national standard for clinical excellence.”

Visit for an in-depth look at Chilton, Morristown and Overlook’s performance and profiles to explore the highest quality care today. Consumers can also visit for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology here. A patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology is available here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of more than 18,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 12 counties and 6.2 million people. The not-for-profit system offers more than 400 sites of care, including its seven hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ and through its partnership with CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, NJ.

Atlantic Medical Group, comprised of 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, represents one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey and joins Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners as part of Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network of more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ.
Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs through 23 urgent care centers, Atlantic Visiting Nurse and Atlantic Anywhere Virtual Visits. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of six regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across five health systems in the region.

Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.

About Healthgrades

Healthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers. As the #1 platform for finding a doctor and a leader in healthcare transparency, Healthgrades helps millions of consumers each month find and schedule appointments with their healthcare professional of choice and prepare for their appointments with best-in-class, treatment-focused content.

Healthgrades is part of RVO Health, a partnership between Red Ventures and Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group. RVO Health has the largest consumer health and wellness audience online across its brand portfolio including Healthgrades, Healthline, Medical News Today, Greatist, Psych Central, Bezzy and Platejoy which touch every part of the health and wellness journey. Each month, RVO Health helps more than 100 million unique visitors live their strongest and healthiest lives.