Health and Wellness in Madison NJ
Two of the finest, and ever-expanding, medical facilities in New Jersey conveniently services Madison – Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System.
Morristown Medical Center was named the top hospital in the state by U.S News & World Report, and one of America’s 50 best Hospitals by Healthgrades. Its cardiology & heart surgery program is ranked top in the state by U.S. News & World Report. The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center offers a team of nationally recognized, tumor-specific oncologists, and has received the American College of Surgeons Outstanding Achievement Award for cancer care, which is awarded to fewer than 15 percent of hospitals in the country and the Goryeb Children’s Hospital provides unparalleled pediatric care and access to over 100 pediatric subspecialistists.
Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center is home to the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute, a recognized leader in neuroscience care, offering a broad range of advanced neurological, neurosurgical and neurodiagnostic services. This includes NJ’s first state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center – the first in the country to initiate In-Transit TeleStroke technology, the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center and the largest and most experienced CyberKnife program in New Jersey. Overlook performs more brain tumor surgeries than any other hospital in the state, and attracts nationally-recognized physicians who perform groundbreaking research, medical trials and treatments. Overlook is also certified as a Level IV Epilepsy Center.
In May 2018, Atlantic Health System and Kindred Healthcare broke ground on a new Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute at the Giralda Farms corporate park on Madison Avenue. The new facility will offer New Jersey best-in-class inpatient rehabilitation in a modern, state-of-the-art setting in Madison.
When completed, the two-story, 38-bed rehabilitation facility will provide patient-focused rehabilitation dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals through intensive specialized rehabilitation services for patients who have experienced a loss of function from an injury or illness.
Madison also has a number of established professional medical, mental health, dental and physical therapy providers located within its borders.
Project Community Pride and the Project Community Pride of the Madison Area YMCA is an important extension of youth development services for children, teens and their families throughout the Madison Area YMCA’s service area. This program was made possible through the collaboration of community leaders and a partnership with the municipalities and school districts of the Chatham’s, Florham Park and Madison.
The Madison Alliance Addressing Substance Abuse is a community-based coalition dedicated to preventing and reducing the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Focusing on children and adolescents, their goal to promote a drug and alcohol-free environment for them and to encourage responsible use by adults. In addition, the Madison Chatham Coalition created in 2015, is now under the umbrella of the Madison Area YMCA. The mission of this organization is to prevent and reduce youth substance use and abuse in the communities of Madison, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township through collaboration, education and community-wide change.
Varied, accessible and innovative fitness programs provided by the Madison Area YMCA and numerous private studios serve children and adults alike. In addition, the strong, volunteer-based Mayor’s Wellness Committee serves Madison in its quest for optimal health and wellness. The mission of the Mayors Wellness Campaign is to equip mayors and other key leaders with the tools to develop and implement active-living initiatives in their communities with the ultimate goal of improving health and reducing the skyrocketing health care costs that come with the obesity problem in New Jersey.
Madison Senior Services offers a wide variety of programs and activities the benefit Madison’s senior population. In addition, the Tri-Town 55+ Coalition (www.tritown55plus.org), created in 2016, is a nonprofit 501c3 community organization that collaborates with representatives of business, civic and public agencies to address the quality of life and diverse needs and interests of older adults and their families in the communities of Chatham Borough, Chatham Township and Madison.
The Madison Health Department services the needs of town residents through educational offerings, health screenings and immunization programs.
Alternative medicine well represented as chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy businesses flourish in town. Madison also has a wide variety of assisted-living centers and nursing homes that service the needs of residents.