Morristown Medical Center, Sameth Emergency Department

Morristown, New Jersey

Morristown Medical Center is a 735 bed, Magnet® designated, Level 1 ACS Trauma Center located in northern New Jersey. The 89 bed Sameth Emergency Department is an ACEP accredited Level 1 Geriatric ED, which provided care to over 104,000 members of our community in 2022. The desire to provide the highest level of care through quality initiatives was the focus of many of the Lantern exemplars.

MMC emergency department Lantern application highlighted initiatives included implementing nurse driven orders and leveraging technology to reduce door to ECG time, a multidisciplinary patient flow team moved the provider forward to reduce wait times through developed intake areas, COVID-19 pandemic responses including innovative provision of patient care, virtual family presence, and staff support groups, disaster and emergency preparedness training events, along with a myriad of patient safety initiatives.

MMC ED maintains Emergency Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy residencies, continually striving to provide exemplary education to the next generation of care providers. MMC ED is honored to be selected for a second time as a Lantern Award recipient.