Madison is home to many physicians, surgeons, dentists and other healthcare providers, all practicing with the latest equipment and scientific health information. Alternative medicines are represented as well with the growing chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and stress-relief businesses in town. Renowned assisted-living centers are also located within the area, including Sunrise, Brighton Gardens, Juniper and Care One. Madison also has a wide variety of local nursing homes that service the needs of residents.
Children and adults alike are well served through programs offered by the Madison Area YMCA, the Project Community Pride, the Grace Counseling Center and the Madison Senior Center. These organizations and facilities offer a wide variety of activities and services benefiting all Madison residents from the youngest to the oldest. The town is also home to the popular “Mayor’s Wellness Campaign,” the Rose City Steppers walking group and “Healthy Kids America Days,” created by Hollenbach Family Chiropractic and sponsored by a multitude of local businesses.
The Madison Health Department services the needs of town residents and other local communities through senior health services and special exams and health information days. The Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corp provides excellent (and speedy) assistance in handling at-home emergencies and transporting patients to and from the various healthcare facilities.
Madison is also conveniently serviced by three of the finest and ever-expanding medical facilities in northern New Jersey—Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and St. Barnabas Medical Center. Almost all of the important medical specialties are handled by these three hospitals, including cardiology, oncology and pediatrics, with links to world-class medical centers in New York City.
In 2012, Castle Connolly Medical LTD ranked Morristown Medical Center as the No. 1 Overall Hospital in New Jersey. The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute was ranked No. 1 for heart failure treatment and coronary bypass surgery. The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical 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. In addition, the Goryeb Children’s Hospital provides unparalleled pediatric care.
Overlook Medical Center is nationally recognized for its emergency department and is one of five New Jersey hospitals approved to provide emergency angioplasty in a community hospital setting. With the state’s first combined PET/CT scanner and stereotactic radiosurgery cancer treatment program, the hospital continually demonstrates the ability to stay at the forefront of technology. Castle Connolly ranked the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook No. 1 in NJ by for treatment of neurological disorders.
St. Barnabas Medical Center and Ambulatory Care Center provides treatment and services for more than 300,000 outpatient visits annually. It was listed in the top 50 of all hospitals in America by HealthGrades, an independent healthcare-ranking organization. Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Joint Institute recently earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Orthopedic Joint Replacements. The Burn Center at St. Barnabas is the only state-certified burn treatment facility in New Jersey and one of the largest in the country.