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Overlook Hospital Ranked No.1 Hospital in New Jersey for Treatment of Neurological Disorders

SUMMIT, NJ APRIL 2011 – Overlook Hospital was voted the No.1 hospital in N.J. for the treatment of neurological disorders by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., one of the nation’s most respected health care research and information companies. The hospital also received recognition as a top 10 hospital across several categories, including overall quality, stroke care, hip and knee repair, and cancer treatment. These rankings were published in Inside Jersey magazine.

With the largest team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroscience nursing staff in the state, Overlook Hospital has steadily increased its reputation as the premier center for neuroscience and stroke care in New Jersey. In the past two years, 54 hospitals have transferred their most critical stroke patients to Overlook Hospital for more advanced stroke intervention. The Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Hospital serves as the hub for the NJ Stroke Network – the largest group of its kind in the state comprised of New Jersey’s Primary Stroke Center hospitals – and serves approximately 40 percent of the state’s stroke patients. Through the Network, Primary Stroke Centers have safely transferred their stroke patients to Overlook Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, where patients can benefit from the most advanced, life saving diagnostics and stroke treatments available.

“The Castle Connolly survey findings confirm what our patients and staff already know – Overlook is the best hospital in the region when it comes to neuroscience and stroke care,” said Alan Lieber, president of Overlook Hospital. “Our team of top-rated physicians, nurses and staff at Overlook’s Atlantic Neuroscience Institute and throughout the hospital reinforce our commitment to excellence each day through providing world class patient care to our community.”

Nearly 1,000 licensed physicians in New Jersey participated in the online survey by Castle Connolly, which was distributed in fall 2010. Physicians cast a total of nearly 19,000 votes on the treatment of specific medical conditions and top overall hospitals in the state. The results were divided into two categories: hospitals with more than 350 beds and those with less than 350 beds.

About Atlantic Health
Atlantic Health is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey, comprised of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital in Summit and Newton Medical Center. The three medical centers – all accredited by The Joint Commission – have a combined total of 1,308 licensed beds and more than 2,750 affiliated physicians providing a wide array of health care services to the residents of Northern and Central New Jersey. Specialty service areas include advanced cardiovascular care, pediatric medical and surgical specialties, neurology, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Each of these programs has earned top ratings and recognitions in their respective fields. Atlantic Health is the official health care provider of the New York Jets and New Jersey Devils.

Morristown Memorial Hospital’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute performs more heart surgeries than any other hospital in New York or New Jersey, and is one of 20 facilities across the country to perform catheter-based repair and replacement of valves on both sides of the heart. Atlantic Health’s spine program – where surgeons perform more spine surgery than anywhere else in New Jersey – is one of just 13 hospitals across the country that has received the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM from The Joint Commission, achieving Disease-Specific Care Certification for cervical and lumbar spine treatments. With the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute based at Overlook Hospital, the hospital serves as the hub for the New Jersey Stroke Network, and serves about 40 percent of the state’s stroke patients. The system’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital offers more than 100 board-certified physicians in 20 pediatric specialties. Morristown Memorial Hospital is designated a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and a Level II by the state of New Jersey.

Atlantic Health has been chosen for the past three consecutive years by FORTUNE® as one of the magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®.” The organization has also been recognized four times by AARP as one of the “Best Employers for Workers over 50.” Inside Jersey magazine partnered with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and ranked Morristown Memorial Hospital as the No. 1 hospital in New Jersey and the No. 1 hospital for treatment of heart failure and coronary surgery in the state. The survey findings also establish Overlook as No.1 for the treatment of neurological disorders and No. 2 for stroke treatment in NJ. Atlantic Health is a Major Clinical Research Affiliate with The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and is the primary academic and clinical affiliate in New Jersey of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Mount Sinai Hospital.

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