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Local Hospital Among Nation's Best, Survey Says

Hospital draws from South Orange and placed in top 5-percent of medical centers in America.

Morristown Medical Center is a major hospital and treatment center.

And now it's being recognized as one of the best in the nation, according to Healthgrades, a group of websites offering medical information since 1998.

In its annual ranking of the country's top 5-percent of medical centers, six of New Jersey's treatment facilities were named, with Morristown Medical Center being one of them.

The hospitals were ranked by Healthgrades after an extensive performance evaluation in 27 different categories. Centers receiving the company's Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence needed to garner approval in 19 of the 27 categories evaluated.

For a full list of the nation's top hospitals, read the PDF attached to this article.

Located at 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown Medical Center is home to Goryeb Children's Hospital, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. It is the official hospital of the New York Jets, New Jersey Devils and offers a comprehensive sports medicine program, and is part of the Atlantic Health System.

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