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New Jersey patients in need of a lifesaving heart or liver transplant now have greater access to the NYU Langone Transplant Institute through a partnership with Atlantic Health System, a healthcare network that serves nearly 5 million people in the state.
The clinical affiliation enables patients with end-stage heart failure to receive the bulk of their pre- and postoperative care close to home, at Morristown Medical Center, while receiving a heart transplant at NYU Langone, top-ranked in the Northeast by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. Similarly, patients who need a liver transplant will receive pre- and postoperative care at Overlook Medical Center, in Summit, New Jersey, while having transplant surgery at NYU Langone.
“This new partnership elevates transplant care for thousands of New Jersey families and will save many lives,” says Dr. Montgomery.