Morristown Medical Center ranked No. 3 in country for best nursing environments

Hospital recognized for clinical performance and workplace quality by

Morristown Medical Center was ranked as having the third-best environment for hospital nurses in the country, according to, a leading website for nursing education and resources.

Along with mentioning Morristown Medical Center’s Magnet recognition status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and various national recognitions for clinical expertise across numerous specialties, NurseJournal celebrated the “shared governance style of decision-making, which gives more responsibility to bedside nurses,” in place across all Atlantic Health System medical centers.

Morristown Medical Center President Trish O’Keefe obviously was proud of the honor. Morristown was the only New Jersey hospital on the list of 15. O’Keefe also serves as chief nurse executive for Atlantic Health.

“Nurses across all of Atlantic Health System come to work every day committed to providing extraordinary care and exceptional patient outcomes,” she said.

“This tremendous honor is an acknowledgement of our commitment to empowering and developing all of our nurses so they can perform at their very best, in a supportive and nurturing environment.”

Earning a place on the list is based on four pieces of data that NurseJournal said impact nursing care and nursing satisfaction:

  • Hospital ratings;
  • Mortality measures;
  • Nursing communication;
  • Staff responsiveness.

According to NurseJournal’s website: “All hospitals are not the same. Those with strong health care teams, positive patient outcomes, effective lines of communication and innovative nursing policies can improve your job satisfaction and open the door to professional development.”

Atlantic Health System’s workplace culture has received numerous awards, including 13 consecutive years on Great Place to Work, Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and Modern Healthcare’s list of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare.”

This honor comes weeks after Morristown Medical Center was named the top hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Report.