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Overlook Medical Center Only NJ Hospital Recognized as one of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ and Critical Care™”

March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016, Summit, NJ – Overlook Medical Center today announced it is the only hospital in New Jersey to be recognized as “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™” and “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™” in 2016 by top consumer healthcare rankings group, Healthgrades®. This is the third year Overlook Medical Center has achieved this recognition in stroke care.  

“As part of Atlantic Health System’s Trusted Network of Caring™, we have worked many years with our sister hospitals and community organizations to achieve the exceptional stroke response treatment rates and critical care we have today,” said Alan Lieber, president, Overlook Medical Center. “This dedication enables us to be the only hospital in New Jersey to receive both of these coveted honors and distinctions.” 

The hospital is also New Jersey’s only recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award – Clinical Excellence and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award, both of which it has now received for the third consecutive year. The Distinguished Hospital Award signifies Overlook Medical Center is one of the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance. 

Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2016 study period (2012-2014), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective clinical outcomes performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

In addition to the recognitions in hospital-wide Clinical Excellence, Stroke and Critical Care, Overlook Medical Center is a recipient of the Neurosciences Excellence Award for two years in a row and named among the top 5% in the nation for GI (gastrointestinal) medical treatment.  

In addition, Healthgrades recognized Newton Medical Center for cardiac, critical care and pulmonary services in 2016.

About Healthgrades ‘Best Hospitals’ Methodology

Every year, Healthgrades analyzes the most current three years of Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data to produce a detailed report on risk-adjusted mortality and complication outcomes in America’s hospitals. Healthgrades findings empower consumers to evaluate and compare hospital performance. Healthgrades analyzed approximately 45 million Medicare patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to in-hospital common conditions and procedures for the Medicare population from 2012 through 2014 and one condition based on All-payer state data from 2011 through 2013.

The Healthgrades methodology uses multivariate logistic regression to adjust for patient demographic and clinical risk factors that influence patient outcomes in significant and systematic ways. Risk factors may include age, gender, specific procedure performed, and co-morbid conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Individual risk models are constructed and tailored for each of the 33 conditions or procedures relative to each specific outcome.

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About Overlook Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center, based in Summit, NJ, is a recognized leader in neuroscience care and home to some of New Jersey’s top doctors, most compassionate care and most advanced technology and treatments.  Atlantic Neuroscience Institute is the region’s leader in neuroscience care, offering a broad range of advanced neurological, neurosurgical and neurodiagnostic services. Overlook Medical Center is home to the Brain Tumor Center of New Jersey and the largest and most experienced CyberKnife program in New Jersey.  Overlook is certified as a Level IV Epilepsy Center and one of 10 sites in the United States to be designated a Tourette Syndrome Association Centers of Excellence.  Overlook Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey recognized as one of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ and Critical Care™” in 2016 and New Jersey’s only recipient to receive Healthgrades’ Distinguished Hospital Excellence Award and Stroke Care Excellence Award.  U.S. News & World Report recognizes Overlook Medical Center among the best hospitals in central New Jersey and as a “Best Regional Hospital” for neurology & neurosurgery.   Accredited for behavioral health care by The Joint Commission, Overlook Medical Center is also advanced certified by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. The hospital is also Joint Commission-certified in spine surgery, wound care, and primary care medical home (PCMH) for patient-centered, comprehensive and coordinated care.  Overlook Medical Center is nationally accredited by the American College of Surgeons-Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.  Overlook Medical Center is part of Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey. Atlantic Health System has created a Trusted Network of Caring™.  Our promise to our communities is that anyone who enters our system will receive the right care, at the right quality, at the right time, at the right place and at the right cost. Our network includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. It also includes its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System comprises 1,599 licensed beds, more than 14,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; a Major Clinical Affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners.
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