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Awards and Accolades

  • Ranked 1 of the 50 Best Hospitals in the U.S. for Orthopedics

    – U.S. News & World Report

  • 1 of 50 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs

    – Becker’s Hospital Review

  • Recipient of the 2023 Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ and Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award

    – Healthgrades

  • 5-star Rating in Total Knee Replacement

    – Healthgrades

  • Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement

    – Healthgrades

James C. Wittig, MD

Chair, Department of Orthopedics, Morristown Medical Center
Medical Director, Orthopedic Oncology, Atlantic Health System

Donor-funded Equipment Highlights

  • Low-dose Imaging System for Orthopedic Oncology

    A generous grant from the Douglas M. Noble Family Foundation will purchase a low-dose imaging system that allows patients to undergo diagnostic imaging in less than 20 seconds, while remaining standing. This innovative technology will provide highly detailed images of the spine, hips and legs and deliver two to three times less radiation than a computed X-ray and 20 times less than a standard CT. Reducing radiation exposure is critical, especially for children with orthopedic cancer or spinal deformities like scoliosis who receive numerous X-rays to monitor disease progression. The addition of this leading-edge technology will make Goryeb Children’s Hospital and Morristown Medical Center one of few locations in the Tri-state area to make this low-dose imaging system available to patients.

Generous contributions from donors such as the Michael J. Kosloski Foundation support and advance orthopedic and orthopedic oncology initiatives at Morristown Medical Center. This includes helping to facilitate guest lecturers for the department, sponsoring publication submissions and supporting medical health and coaching for residents.

Christie Family Orthopedic Residency Program

Formally established in 2023 through a transformational donation from Kathy Christie, the first class of Christie Family Orthopedic Residents began their tenure in April of last year and are progressing through post-graduate year one. A comprehensive teaching schedule was instituted, with weekly didactic learning and conferences and visiting professor rotations. The first, Thomas Graham, MD, a world-renowned orthopedic hand surgeon, spent two days teaching the residents one-on-one. The second class of Christie Family Orthopedic Residents will start in July 2024.