New Jersey Department of Health

PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
March 10, 2022

Judith M. Persichilli

For Further Information Contact:
Office of Communications
(609) 984-7160

Statement from the New Jersey Department of Health on Appointment of Atlantic Health System as Monitor at Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Center

The Department of Health has selected Atlantic Health System to serve as a monitor at Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Center in Andover. Atlantic Health will convene a multi-disciplinary team to conduct an onsite assessment of business practices, operations, and infrastructure, and will remain onsite for up to 90 days. Weekly reports will be provided to the Department throughout the monitoring period. 

Newton Medical Center, which is part of Atlantic Health System’s western region, is located less than 5 miles from Woodland, and has long provided inpatient and ambulatory care for the residents of the facility. During the pandemic, Atlantic Health System provided PPE and fit testing for staff and has partnered with the Department to conduct COVID testing for Woodland staff and residents multiple times.

Atlantic Health is one of New Jersey’s foremost health systems noted for the quality of the services they provide.