Atlantic Health System welcomes new medical director of pediatrics

Atlantic Health System recently announced it named Dr. Beth Natt as its new system medical director of the Pediatric Service Line and chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at Morristown and Overlook medical centers.

Natt succeeds Dr. Walter Rosenfeld, who served in this position for more than 17 years. Rosenfeld retired in October 2023.

As a career pediatric hospitalist with extensive experience working in both large health systems and community hospitals, Natt will work collaboratively to deliver high-quality care to meet the needs of the community.

Working directly with Atlantic Health System’s senior leadership, hospital medical staffs and clinical leaders, Natt’s work will establish and lead the implementation of the Pediatric Service Line’s strategic direction across the organization by focusing on the following areas: high-quality care, exceptional performance, growth, research and education.

Additionally, she will drive the system’s commitment to delivering an innovative and personalized approach to ensure the best possible care and experience for patients and their families.

“I am thrilled to join the talented and dedicated team at Atlantic Health System.” Natt said. “I look forward to building on the clinical excellence and reputation the pediatrics service line has established within the community and to continue to support the system’s mission of ensuring children and their families have access to high-quality care close to home.”

Before joining Atlantic Health, Natt was at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where she was the regional clinical director of hospital partnership operations and was responsible for the operational oversight of four different community-based pediatric inpatient units.

“As a dynamic physician leader, Dr. Natt brings a wealth of experience as a clinician and as an administrator to Atlantic Health System,” Scott Leighty, chief health system officer, said. “She will strengthen our efforts to build healthier communities and lead the critical work necessary to meet the growing demand in pediatric services.”

Natt has been active on a national level with the American Academy of Pediatrics, including leading national courses and co-chairing multiple national committees, and is a senior fellow of hospital medicine through the Society of Hospital Medicine.