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Who We Are

Atlantic Health System has a long and enduring commitment to research. Through the Atlantic Center for Research, we have successfully translated scientific discoveries into innovative treatments, providing hope and healing for patients in our communities and the surrounding New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York metropolitan area. Our hospitals - Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital - are at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for clinical innovation and quality health care. We routinely offer clinical trials in a range of medical conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and complex neurological conditions.

Through translational and clinical research, Atlantic Center for Research takes pride in helping to bring innovation, hope and cutting-edge treatments to the patients and communities we serve. 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's Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute performs more heart surgeries than any other hospital in New Jersey and was ranked a top hospital nationwide for cardiology & heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.


Overlook Medical CenterOverlook Medical Center

With the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute based at Overlook Medical Center, the hospital serves as the hub for the New Jersey Stroke Network.



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 is the first hospital in the state to achieve the Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and earned The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2014.



Hackettstown Medical CenterHackettstown Medical Center

Hackettstown Medical Center is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services and The Joint Commission. Our total hip replacement and total knee replacement programs are also certified by The Joint Commission.


Goryeb Children's HospitalGoryeb Children's Hospital

Goryeb Children's Hospital is a state-designated “Children’s Hospital” – an earned recognition from New Jersey and the national Children’s Hospital Association. We have more than 250 community pediatricians on staff and more than 100 board-certified pediatric specialists.

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