Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Last Updated: Aug. 28, 2017 10:36 am

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Learning About Stroke

The fifth leading cause of death in the United States, stroke is one of the most common neurological diseases, affecting millions of people and their families. It occurs when when blood supply to the brain is interrupted due to a blood clot or when there is bleeding in the brain. A stroke can alter the way you communicate, move around and function socially.

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Types of Stroke:

  • Hemorrhagic stroke (cerebral hemorrhage) – bleeding into the brain which occurs when a blood vessel to the brain ruptures
  • Ischemic stroke – blood flow is blocked by:
    • a narrowed or closed artery (cerebral thrombosis)
    • a blood clot (cerebral embolism) – a small part of an artery wall, or a small blood clot from a diseased artery, the heart, or elsewhere, travels to the brain
  • Ruptured cerebral aneurysm (subarachnoid hemorrhage)
  • Ruptured abnormal blood vessel (arteriovenous malformation or cavernous angioma)

Additional Stroke Educational Resources:


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Overlook Medical Center

Newton Medical Center

Chilton Medical Center

Hackettstown Medical Center

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