Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07962
Morristown Medical Center has been a leader in cardiac surgery in New Jersey since 1988. During that time much has changed here and nationally. What is constant is the commitment of Morristown Medical Center and all of its physicians and surgeons to offer the best care available in the state and to be one of the best centers in the United States.
With hard work and thanks to a generous and supportive community, a 230,000-square-foot expansion now houses the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. This entity is a collection of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, nurses and allied health personnel with a common goal: to provide outstanding health care; educate physicians and health care professionals; focus on clinical and translational research to improve care, and develop drugs and technology; and demonstrate improved patient outcomes and effects on health care systems.
At Morristown Medical Center, our experienced cardiac surgeons have performed upward of 24,000 heart operations. Our surgeons consistently perform three times more procedures each year than the national average; one of the many reasons we have some of the lowest mortality rates and best outcomes in the tri-state area and for that matter the country.
In fact, for the last decade, mortality rates at Morristown Medical Center are statistically less than the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ national database benchmark. In 2009, our in-hospital mortality and operative mortality rates were both 0.8, well below the rates of hospitals in our area.
The cardiac surgery program at Morristown Medical Center, which began in 1988, is the largest in New Jersey with over 1,000 surgical procedures performed each year. We perform more CABGs than any other hospital in New Jersey. CABGs account for 60 percent of all cardiac procedures.
The Society for Thoracic Surgery (STS) awarded Morristown Medical Center its prestigious “Three Star Award,” the highest possible rating. This honor places our cardiac surgery performance in the highest tier among the hospitals across the country; only 15 percent of the hospitals in the US attain this distinction.
Morristown Medical Center is at the forefront of research to develop novel, life saving diagnostic, medical, surgical and interventional treatments and engages in a rigorous selection process to participate in important national and international cardiac clinical trials. Our physicians and medical staff use data from our research to increase their knowledge of promising advances in electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, interventional cardiology and clinical cardiology. As a result, our physicians are well-versed in the most up-to-date and effective remedies and can not only deliver the highest standard of care to their patients, but also have access to novel therapies long before they are normally available.