Health Matters

May 29, 2020

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22. “The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the ...

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Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally ...

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James C. Wittig, MD, chairman, Orthopedic Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, medical director of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery for Atlantic Health System, joined host Luke Margolis for the latest edition of our Facebook Live event series, Community Conversations. Dr.

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When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find ...

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The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient ...

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Atlantic Health System achieved a new level of recognition for its accomplishments in environmental sustainability, receiving the System for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. Its Overlook Medical ...

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Join Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, for a look at how hospitals are seeing a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel and delivering safe and accessible care to every patient.  

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At Atlantic Health System the safety of our patients and team members is our top priority. Here are a few ways we are keeping our hospitals safe for you and your families. Please don’t delay seeking important care. To learn more, visit https://www.atlantichealth.org  

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In Atlantic Health System’s latest Community Conversation, Amy Perry, CEO, Hospital Division, Senior Vice President, Integrated Care Delivery, Atlantic Health System, shares the keys to our response to COVID-19 and some of the incredible stories taking place inside our medical centers.  

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As a vascular neurologist, I’m concerned that people’s fear of catching COVID-19 is stopping them from seeking health care, even those who may be gravely ill. Having a stroke is a major emergency that requires immediate medical intervention, yet people with symptoms erroneously believe the risk of ...

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In Atlantic Health System’s latest Community Conversation, Steven Sheris, MD, Senior Vice President, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System and President, Atlantic Medical Group, explains the ways in which the delivery of care at the doctor's office is being re-imagined.  

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Medical care is a necessity. If you have postponed your medical care – a procedure, treatment for chronic conditions, or even a follow-up visit – we want to inform you that we have reconfigured both the office environment and processes with safety in mind, and we’re delivering health services with ...

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In Atlantic Health System’s latest Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System, explains why testing for COVID-19 is so important to reopening the state, and why this process is more like “turning a dial than flipping a switch.”  

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Don't delay getting the care you need. If you are experiencing a serious illness or severe symptoms of any kind, please do not put off seeking emergency medical care due to fears of coronavirus. Delaying emergency medical help could worsen symptoms or result in a life-threatening situation. In ...

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A Message From Atlantic Health System President and CEO Brian Gragnolati, featuring life-saving care givers from across Atlantic Health and beyond. To join our heroes on the front lines, visit http://www.atlantichealth.org/careers  

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Dr. Jason Kessler, Section Chief of Infectious Disease at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, a trusted expert on coronavirus for government officials, community leaders and patients, recently participated in a Facebook Live Community Conversation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), ...

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Atlantic Health System is here for our communities, but there are simple steps you can take to help us, help you.  

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On Tuesday, April 14, at 12:30pm Eastern, join Dr. Jason Kessler, a trusted expert on coronavirus for government officials, community leaders and patients. He will be leading a Community Conversation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), its source, how it spreads, and what you can do to help flatten ...

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Morristown Medical Center team member earns DAISY Award for life saving action Nurses are always committed to the care of their patients and don’t often get to provide care for each other, but that’s exactly what happened recently at Morristown Medical Center. A phlebotomist was drawing blood ...

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As the media coverage of Novel Coronavirus (now called COVID-19) continues to evolve, we want to assure our patients and communities that we are working closely with local, state and federal public health agencies, as well as our own health care professionals, to assure that Atlantic Health System ...

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As individuals and organizations across the nation gather to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month, Thomas P. and Sally Mac Mahon and Ken and Claudia Silverman have marked the occasion by giving $1.5 and $1 million, respectively, to further expand the largest cardiovascular ...

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Partnership Enhances Community Health Care Quality and Access Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System today announced a clinical affiliation that will provide enhanced access to high-quality specialty health care services to the communities of central Jersey. The affiliation ...

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Atlantic Health System is leading the way in delivering innovative, high-quality health care in an award-winning workplace that cares for patients and caregivers alike.  For the 12th consecutive year, Atlantic Health System was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ...

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It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal. The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, ...

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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to earn the prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Compare Program, the latest recognition for a hospital ranked number one in the state by U.S.

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Atlantic Health System has been designated Gold level on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Achievement Index for the second year in a row, marking a great achievement in the well-being journey of its more than 17,000 team members. The unique well-being programs at Atlantic Health System ...

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It's Super Bowl week, so get ready for the big game with a look at the important role the NFL and football have played in the life of one, special Atlantic Health System patient! On the latest AtlantiCast, see this once-in-a-lifetime experience thanks to Atlantic Health and our partners the New ...

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Q:  Can cervical cancer be prevented? A:  A recent international study of 66 million men and women under age 30, published in 2019 in The Lancet medical journal, found that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine significantly reduced precancerous changes in the cervical cells of girls and young ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – JANUARY 2020 – A nurse at Overlook Medical Center recently helped present parents who deliver stillborn babies with something she wished she had when she delivered her own – more time. On January 15, Christine Casadonte, RN, who has worked in the hospital’s emergency department ...

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Morristown Medical Center's Sports Cardiology and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Program is excited to welcome Dr. Matthew Martinez! Learn how this innovative leader will help Atlantic Health System benefit athletes of all levels on the latest AtlantiCast!  

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