MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center has once again been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in a wide variety of specialties and services, according to a report released today by Healthgrades, an online leader in providing comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Healthgrades’ 2019 'Report to the Nation' evaluates nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide in 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. The report highlighted Overlook’s excellence in the areas of neuroscience and surgery, which have been among the hospital’s hallmark services.

Among other recognitions, Overlook Medical Center was named one of:

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  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care for six years in a row (2014-2019)

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery for three years in a row (2017-2019)

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for four years in a row (2016-2019)

“The consistent focus on quality and patient outcomes, driven by the collaboration of our dedicated care teams, has helped truly elevate Overlook to be the recognized leader in health care for our region,” said Alan Lieber, president of Overlook Medical Center.  “Our communities can again rely on these ratings as assurance when seeking our excellent patient care.”

Overlook Medical Center was named in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation in neurosciences, cranial neurosurgery, treatment of stroke, general surgery, critical care and bariatric surgery. Healthgrades also ranked Overlook in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for overall GI services.

Overlook Medical Center was also recognized by Healthgrades with Five Stars -- the highest rating, which shows that a hospital’s actual performance is statistically significantly better than expected -- highlighting Overlook’s neuroscience services, such as cranial neurosurgery and treatment of stroke.

Five-star ratings also highlighted Overlook’s gastrointestinal services, including surgeries for esophageal/stomach, small intestine, colorectal, gall bladder removal as well as treatment of bowel obstruction. Overlook also received Five Stars for Overall Bariatric surgery.

“Our medical and clinical teams continue to raise the bar for patient safety, clinical excellence, and positive patient outcomes each day and night, ensuring our patients receive exceptional, coordinated care from a multi-specialist team at each of our campuses,” said Jan Schwarz-Miller, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Academic Officer for Atlantic Health System.

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center was also named among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for overall cardiac services, cardiac surgery, and cardiology services, overall orthopedic services, joint replacement, overall GI services, GI medical treatment, bariatric surgery, and among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for critical care.

Five-star honors for Morristown Medical Center highlighted its cardiac services such as coronary bypass, valve surgery, coronary intervention and treatment for heart attack and heart failure, and orthopedic services such as total knee and total hip replacements, hip fracture treatment and spinal fusion.

Atlantic Health System’s Newton Medical Center was recognized among the top 10 percent in the nation for treatment of stroke, as well as received five-star ratings for treatment of the following conditions – heart failure, respiratory failure and sepsis.

“With so many choices for care, consumers often find that their health journey can be difficult to navigate,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Information about hospital quality is helpful as they make decisions for their health, and Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center have distinguished themselves as  exceptional organizations.”

The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation, and recognitions for all of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals, is available by visiting healthgrades.com/quality/.