- Healthcare and social assistance industry is projected to account for the majority new jobs (3,350) from 2008-2018, a total that is greater than all other industries with projected job gains combined. 1
- The educational and health services sector posted the largest employment increase (+1,503) during the five-year period of 2004- 2009. 2
- Atlantic County is home to top rated Medicare-certified home health agencies with the highest recognitions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 3
AtlantiCare is southeast New Jersey's largest healthcare provider, delivering cutting-edge technologies and top-notch service. The AtlantiCare Medical Center was recognized with a 2009 Baldrige Award, one of just five organizations in the entire nation to be honored for innovation and performance excellence. In July of 2011 the $20.6 million AtlantiCare Health Park at Hammonton was unveiled to the public, which includes a satellite emergency department and an expansion of the offerings at the former William B. Kessler Memorial Hospital.
Shore Medical Center was most recently recognized as a "Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital, one of 39 designated facilities worldwide and the only such designee in New Jersey. This designation recognizes Shore's achievement and innovation in the delivery of patient-centered care. Shore was previously cited as one of only 405 facilities, and the only regional facility, to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in meeting or exceeding the commission’s target rates of performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care in 2010. In addition it was one of three hospitals nationwide to receive a Gold Seal of Approval for healthcare quality by The Joint Commission for Lumbar and Cervical Spine Surgery. Shore Medical Center has recently completed a $125 million expansion that includes a new surgical pavilion, medical office building, entrance, as well as, a $1.8 million Pediatric Care Center, the only one of its kind in New Jersey which features a separate pediatric emergency treatment area combined with long-term, in-patient treatment rooms.
Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation is a CARF and Joint Commission accredited 50-bed acute medical rehabilitation hospital in Pomona, New Jersey. In addition, Bacharach’s Renaissance Pavilion is a 5-star rated sub-acute rehabilitation facility and their 17 physical and occupational therapy centers throughout South Jersey make Bacharach a proven leader in rehabilitation.
World class orthopaedic care can be found at the Rothman Institute with a location in Egg Harbor Township.
Access to the staff and services of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is available at the Pediatric and Adolescent Specialty Care Center.
Reliance Medical Group renders primary care services including Ob/Gyn, Pediatric, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine to patients throughout Atlantic County and Southern New Jersey. Nine facilities are located within Atlantic County.