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Who We Are

The Atlantic Center for Research provides a framework for the integration of medical research and clinical trials within six independent medical centers. Collectively, Atlantic Health System hospitals are at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for clinical innovation and quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Our hospitals include Morristown, Overlook, Newton, Chilton and Hackettstown medical centers and Goryeb Children’s Hospital. We routinely offer clinical trials in a range of medical conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and complex neurological conditions.

Additionally, our investigators are involved in numerous basic science and genetics studies in a committed effort to discover additional insights into the scientific basis of disease. Atlantic Health System is the primary academic and clinical affiliate in New Jersey of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This partnership ensures rigorous external oversight of our teaching programs and gives Atlantic Health System professionals access to research studies and expertise. The institutions promote a supportive environment for the nurturing of young scientists and for collaborative research and educational programs. Atlantic Health System is committed to supporting its physicians and investigators in their search for new treatments and innovative technologies.

Our History

In 2012, the Office of Grants & Research at Atlantic Health System formally became the Atlantic Center for Research. Now sustaining the research enterprise at Atlantic Health System medical centers, the Atlantic Center for Research oversees all administrative activity related to research studies and clinical trials.

The Atlantic Center for Research strengthens the research infrastructure at Atlantic Health System through the foundation of an Institutional Review Board (IRB), clinical trial management systems, and implementation of a sophisticated training portal to ensure that our researchers maintain the highest standards of professionalism and research practices. Our research compliance and operating procedures rank among the most comprehensive in the industry.

Research plays a vital role in the ability of our hospitals to deliver the most advanced health care to our patients and is a fundamental component in maintaining our national recognition.

By conducting clinical research that addresses the conditions that are of greatest importance and concern to patients and their families, our researchers contribute to advancing the forefront of medicine and empowering our communities to be the healthiest in the nation.

Our Medical Centers

Morristown Medical CenterMorristown Medical Center

Morristown Medical Center was named a top hospital in the nation in two specialties: cardiology & heart surgery and orthopedics; and was recognized as a Best Regional Hospital, high performing in 16 types of care by U.S. News & World Report. We were also recognized as "Hospital of the Year" for the 2013 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Awards. Morristown Medical Center is a Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service.

Overlook Medical CenterOverlook Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center was recognized as a Best Regional Hospital; high performing in four types of care, including neurology & neurosurgery; by U.S. News & World Report. With Atlantic Neuroscience Institute based at the hospital, it serves as the hub for the New Jersey Stroke Network and treats about 40 percent of the state's stroke patients. Overlook Medical Center is one of only a few health care facilities in New Jersey to be accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in all three echocardiography procedures – adult transthoracic, adult transesophogeal and adult stress.

Newton Medical CenterNewton Medical Center

Newton Medical Center is one of only a few health care facilities in New Jersey to be accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in all three echocardiography procedures – adult transthoracic, adult transesophogeal and adult stress.

Chilton Medical CenterChilton Medical Center

Chilton Medical Center, located in Pompton Plains, NJ, is a 260-bed, acute-care, award-winning community hospital providing innovative patient care to people of all ages in a compassionate and healing environment. Chilton Medical Center is ranked among the region’s top hospitals for knee replacement. It is also designated a Primary Stroke Center by both The Joint Commission and the New Jersey Department of Health. Chilton Medical Center recently completed a $24 million modernization project, which has transformed the delivery of care throughout the medical center, particularly in the areas of orthopedics, heart care and women’s services.

Hackettstown Medical CenterHackettstown Medical Center

Hackettstown Medical Center, based in Hackettstown, NJ, has been providing care to the community since 1973. The hospital maintains designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services and by The Joint Commission’s advanced certification program, as well as The Joint Commission certification for its total hip replacement and total knee replacement programs. For the seventh consecutive year, the hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Department has earned recognition from the American Association for Respiratory Care for Quality of Respiratory Care.

Goryeb Children's HospitalGoryeb Children's Hospital

Goryeb Children's Hospital is a state-designated “Children’s Hospital,” an earned recognition from the national Children’s Hospital Association and the State of New Jersey for institutions with multiple pediatric specialties including a pediatric emergency department, pediatric intensive care unit and regional perinatal center. More than 100 board-certified Goryeb pediatric specialists provide care to patients at multiple locations throughout the state. In addition, Goryeb has more than 250 community pediatricians on staff. Goryeb actively participates in physician training programs and clinical research to help train the next generation of physicians and advance pediatric care.

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