Atlantic Health hospitals (Morristown, Chilton) take top honors in Jersey’s Best rankings

Morristown Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center took the top spots in the annual hospital rankings by Jersey’s Best.

The rankings, produced by health care research and information company Castle Connolly, rank hospitals in two sizes: 350 beds or greater, and fewer than 350 beds.

Morristown took the top spot in the 350+ category for the sixth time in the past seven years. Chilton, in Pompton Plains, earned the top spot in the up to 350 category for the ninth consecutive year.

Scott Leighty, the chief health system officer at Atlantic Health System, was thrilled by the recognition.

“Atlantic Health System’s commitment to treating every patient with the highest quality of care is consistent across the many sites of care in our system,” he said.

“Every one of our physicians, nurses and care givers continues to set the standard for excellence, and I offer them my sincerest thanks and appreciation for all they do for our patients, their families and communities.”

A look at the Top 10 in each category:

350 beds or more

  1. Morristown Medical Center
  2. Overlook Medical Center (Summit)
  3. Englewood Medical Center
  4. Valley Hospital (Ridgewood/Paramus)
  5. Hackensack University Medical Center
  6. RWJ University Hospital (New Brunswick)
  7. CentraState Medical Center (Freehold)
  8. Holy Name Medical Center (Teaneck)
  9. Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston)
  10. Cooper University Hospital (Camden)

Fewer than 350 beds

  1. Chilton Medical Center (Pompton Plains)
  2. Hudson Regional Hospital (Secaucus)
  3. Newton Medical Center
  4. Goryeb Children’s Hospital (Morristown)
  5. Hackettstown Medical Center
  6. HMH Mountainside Medical Center (Montclair)
  7. Rutgers Cancer Institute (New Brunswick)
  8. Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (West Orange)
  9. Clara Maass Medical Center, West Hudson division (Kearny)
  10. Deborah Heart and Lung Center (Browns Mills)