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Overlook Medical Center Awards

Overlook Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission with certifications for our advanced comprehensive stroke center, perinatal care, depression, primary care - medical home, spine surgery, hip fracture and wound care. In addition, our parent company, Atlantic Health System, has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners.

Additional Overlook Medical Center recognitions include:

  • Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest national honor for nursing excellence.
  • One of the safest hospitals in the nation: The Leapfrog Group
  • Access to Quality of Care Award: New Jersey Hospital Association
  • 2023 America's 50 Best Hospitals™; 2023 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, Spine Surgery, Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Surgery and Gastrointestinal Care; 2023 Excellence Awards in Bariatric Surgery, Cranial Neurosurgery, Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Care, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Neurosciences, Pulmonary Care, Spine Surgery and Stroke Care: Healthgrades
  • Best Regional Hospital, high performing in 15 types of care – gastreoenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, colon cancer surgery, COPD, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, kidney failure, knee replacement, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma,  neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pneumonia,  and stroke: U.S. News & World Report
  • World's Best Hospitals 2023 and Best Hospitals for Infection Prevention: Newsweek
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award 2023: Healthgrades
  • #1 Hospital in the State for Major Neurosurgery and one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation for Overall Hospital Care: CareChex 2021 Medical Excellence Awards
  • National Medal of Honor for Organ Donation: US Department of Health and Human Services
  • NICHE "Exemplar" Status: Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders
  • Repeated recognition for sustainability efforts: Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award (2018 , 2019, 2020); Environmental Excellence 2022: Practice Greenhealth
  • 100 Great Community Hospitals 2020: Becker's Hospital Review

Overlook Medical’s programs and services have received prestigious recognition and certifications, including:

  • Atlantic Health System Weight & Wellness Center – Accreditation: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program – a joint accreditation program between the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Center – Accreditation and Best Practice hospital designation: National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC); Accreditation: American College of Radiology; Outreach Award from BMW and Susan B. Komen Foundation; 2019 Women's Choice Award America's Best Breast Centers
  • Carol G. Simon Cancer Center – Outstanding Achievement Award and Three Year Approval with Commendation: American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; 2019 Women's Choice Award America's Best Hospitals Cancer Care
  • Center for Sleep Medicine – Accreditation: American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Community Health – Outreach Programs Award: Health Research and Education Trust of New Jersey
  • Diabetes Center – Education Recognition Certificate: American Diabetes Association
  • Digestive Center – Recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for promoting quality in endoscopy
  • Epilepsy Center – Level 4: National Association of Epilepsy Centers
  • Emergency Services – Emergency Nurses Association's Lantern Award at locations in Summit (2021) and Union (fourth consecutive time)
  • Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute – Elective Angioplasty CPORT E Trial: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services; Cardiac Rehabilitation Center Accreditation: American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; Vascular Laboratory Accreditation: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories; ACTION Registry®-GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award: American College of Cardiology; Echocardiography Laboratory Accreditation: Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories
  • Laboratory – Accreditation: College of American Pathologists
  • Maternity – Level III Intensive Perinatal Unit: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services; Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care; Care Award: International Lactation Consultant Association; Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility: Baby-Friendly USA; 2021 Women's Choice Award America's Best Hospitals Obstetrics; Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Center of Excellence; Labor and Delivery Specialty Excellence Award (top 10% in the nation) and 5-star rating in vaginal delivery: Healthgrades 2022.
  • Orthopedics – Gold Seal of Approval™ - Spine Surgery Certification: The Joint Commission
  • Radiology and Radiation Oncology – Accreditation in Radiation Oncology: American College of Radiology; Certification: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Stroke Center – First Comprehensive Stroke Center: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services; Stroke Care Certification/Gold Seal of Approval™ for Primary Stroke Centers: The Joint Commission; Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Elite Plus, Target: Stroke Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Rolls: American Heart Association and American Stroke Association; Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification: The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association;  #4 hospital in NJ for Stroke: Castle Connolly. 
  • Women's Heart Awareness Program – Circle of Excellence Award: American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Wound Healing Program – Accreditation: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society; Gold Seal of Approval™ Disease-Specific Care Certification: The Joint Commission