SUMMIT, NJ - Earning an accolade that places it in top two percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance, Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has been selected as the only hospital in New Jersey to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 America’s America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™.

More than 4,500 hospitals nationwide were assessed across 19 conditions and procedures by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Overlook’s sister hospital, Morristown Medical Center, was the only hospital in the state to be recognized as one of ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals’ for the fourth consecutive year.

Atlantic Health System hospitals were recognized out of 68 eligible hospitals in the New York-New Jersey area to make these prestigious lists.

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“Overlook’s recognition, now three years running, as one of ‘America’s 100 Best Hospitals,’ is a clear indicator to our patients, their families and our community that Overlook is the place to turn to for high quality, compassionate care,” said Alan Lieber, president of Overlook Medical Center. “Our focus on quality and a culture of innovation has led widespread recognition of Overlook as the region’s premier provider of care.”

“Exceptional outcomes are only possible when a hospital commits to high standards of quality and continuous improvement throughout the organization,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “We applaud recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for their dedication in providing top-tier care to their patients.”

Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award and America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2019 study period (2015 through 2017), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, visit healthgrades.com/quality.

Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA is defined by the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget.