Atlantic Health System is on the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. With $2.2 billion in revenue and 14,075 employees, the system includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ, and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ.
The system also includes Atlantic Rehabilitation, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation and Atlantic Medical Group, a network of more than 600 community-based health care physicians. Atlantic Health System is part of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and is also a member of AllSpire Health Partners.
Brian A. Gragnolati
President and Chief Executive Officer
Atlantic Health System
Brian A. Gragnolati is president and CEO of Atlantic Health System. Prior to joining Atlantic Health System in May 2015, Gragnolati served as Senior Vice President, Community Division of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM). He was operationally responsible for three owned/two affiliated hospitals, eight ambulatory and surgery center sites and community physician integration. He was successful in further developing the JHM Integrated Delivery and Financing System by expanding owned insurance product offerings, growing the geographic footprint and developing new models of clinical and financial integration. He also served as President and CEO of Suburban Hospital, a member of JHM where he was recognized by the Jackson Organization as a top performing hospital for overall employee satisfaction. He led the full asset merger in JHM securing Suburban’s continued ability to provide access to high quality, affordable health care services in a complex and evolving market. Key, long-term relationships were developed by Gragnolati with National Institutes of Health, Kaiser and Highmark.
Gragnolati held the position of president and CEO at York Hospital and senior vice president at WellSpan Health, an integrated health care system based in York, Pa. During his tenure he participated in the initiation of a 60,000 member managed care organization and a 300 physician medical group and led the transformation of a traditional department framework to an integrated service line structure resulting in recognition as a “Top 100 Hospital” for five consecutive years. He also held executive positions at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (now Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, Vt.), and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.
Gragnolati is a member of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) board of trustees, responsible for leading hospitals and health systems in the advancement of health among individuals and communities. He also currently serves on the AHA’s Research and Operations Committees. He is past chair of the AHA’s Section for Metropolitan Hospitals Governing Council. Gragnolati received the AHA’s Partnership for Action Grassroots Champion Award which recognizes one hospital leader from each state who effectively educates elected officials on major issues affecting hospitals and advocates for the hospital, as well as the patients and community served by the hospital. He also received recognition as a Patriotic Employer by The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. This award acknowledges an employer’s support of employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Systems Analysis from the University of Connecticut and an MBA degree from Western New England College in Massachusetts. He received an Executive Leadership Certificate from the JFK School at Harvard University.
Atlantic Health System’s six medical centers provide a broad array of top quality health care services to nearly two million residents in northern and central New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Atlantic Health System retains the highest bond rating given to any New Jersey health care provider, and the company has been ranked among Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” each year from 2009 through 2016. Atlantic Health System has also been recognized six consecutive times by AARP, which in 2013 ranked the hospital system among the top three companies on its list of “Best Employers for Workers Over 50”.
In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Morristown Medical Center as a top hospital nationwide for cardiology & heart surgery and orthopedics in the publication’s annual “Best Hospitals” list. Morristown Medical Center also ranked among the best hospitals in New Jersey and was recognized as a “Best Regional Hospital,” high performing in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, pulmonology, and urology. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report recognized Overlook Medical Center as a “Best Regional Hospital,” high performing in neurology & neurosurgery, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heart failure.