There was a lot to celebrate at our Annual Meeting at The Bernards Inn on Wednesday, April 20th! To begin with, Dr. Trish O’Keefe, long time member of WAMMC, had just become the President of Morristown Medical Center! Her first official duty as President was to give a presentation to the Women’s Association Annual Meeting about the health and welfare of the hospital.
Trish O’Keefe presents a Morristown Medical Center overview
Dr. O’Keefe presented an overview of the healthcare landscape and introduced the concept of an “Organized System of Care,” meaning that wherever in Atlantic Health System a patient receives care, the care will be consistent. Atlantic Medical Group currently has over 900 physicians.
Within a few years, Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Hospital will be branch campuses of Jefferson School of Medicine.
AHS is expanding its footprint from an outpatient perspective. A new medical office building is opening in Rockaway, NJ and will include an urgent care as well as a primary care facility.
In the last year The Nancy and Skippy Weinstein Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center, recipient of $1.3 million raised by Mansion in May 2012, opened and now has a waiting list. The Inpatient Behavioral Health unit expansion will be completed by the end of 2016 and surgical services are also expanding.
Morristown Medical Center has been recognized as one of the top 50 hospitals in the United States.
Dr. O’Keefe concluded by stating her and MMC’s pride to be a partner with the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center.