Atlantic Health System, Adventist Healthcare Announce Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Transfer Of Ownership

MORRISTOWN, NJ JANUARY 29, 2014 - Atlantic Health System and Adventist HealthCare announced today that the boards of directors of both health care systems have agreed to transfer ownership of Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, a 111-bed acute care hospital, from Adventist HealthCare to Atlantic Health System.

"Adding Hackettstown Regional Medical Center to the Atlantic Health System family is a natural fit," said Joseph A. Trunfio, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System. "The hospital has served its community and region for decades, and this affiliation will provide patients in the area with expanded access to high quality, specialized services and programs."

The announcement of the transaction, which is subject to state regulatory review which could span several months, follows the completion of a merger between Atlantic Health System and Chilton Hospital on January 1, 2014.

"Our patients are familiar with the excellent caliber of care and extensive services offered by Atlantic Health System hospitals," said Jason Coe, President, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. "Joining the Atlantic Health System family will give the Hackettstown community access to more specialists and services throughout the system, from cardiovascular to neonatal, to oncology, neuroscience and more." more

Cardiopulmonary Department Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center's Cardiopulmonary Department recently earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) through a national program designed to help patients make informed decisions about the quality of respiratory care services available in hospitals.

The QRCR program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services. more

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Earns Recognition from The Joint Commission

On October 30th, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center (HRMC) was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. HRMC was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. HRMC was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

"HRMC is proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer," said Jason Coe, President of HRMC.