Health Matters

January 30, 2020

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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Funded in Part by Generous Community Members, Expansion Will Help Meet Demand for Expert Heart Care Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, nationally recognized for heart care, today opened the second of two new 36-bed units for patients with heart disease, completing a two-story ...

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Among the stories you'll see on the latest AtlantiCast... Atlantic Health System is making it easier than ever for pediatric patients to access care and a new partnership will help expand health care options in Somerset County! For more, visit www.AtlantiCast.org!    

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The Overlook Foundation, which supports the high-quality care of Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, was recognized in the Community Hospital category of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s (AHP) 2019 High Performer’s list, a designation given to less than 100 philanthropic ...

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Learn how to join our award-winning workplace January 7 and 8, 2020   Here’s your chance to join a workplace at a company named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® 11 years in a row! Atlantic Health System is holding a career fair on Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 8 ...

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Three of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals – Overlook, Morristown and Chilton medical centers – recently received the Gold Award in the first New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program (ASRP). The Gold Award is the highest level of recognition in the ...

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Brian Gragnolati highest ranked health system executive in New Jersey by Modern Healthcare   In recognition of his commitment to expanding patient access to the highest quality health care providing national leadership through his chairmanship at the American Hospital Association, Brian ...

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Hunterdon Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have announced a partnership in Somerset County to further expand health care services.  The New Jersey-based health systems will share ownership of Bridgewater Physical and Occupational Therapy, Advanced Imaging at Bridgewater and Bridgewater ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 - With icy weather on its way, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center put its innovative spirit to work to help protect the City of Summit’s homeless population, with a donation of its own hand-made sleeping bags and pillows, created from re-purposed surgical ...

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Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers has been appointed to the Community Advisory Board of Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, one of the region’s premier providers of health care and home to some of the state’s top physicians. The board provides a way for the community to help guide ...

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On the latest AtlantiCast, see how the Breakthrough Treatment Center is helping Atlantic Health System lead in the fight against cancer, learn how you can access Atlantic Health System services from everywhere with Atlantic Anywhere, find out if your child has “text neck” and much more!  

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Modern Healthcare, one of the industry's leading sources of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, has recognized Atlantic Health System as one of the Best Website Campaigns of the year for the launch of their interactive mobile-first website. The Healthcare Marketing ...

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Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce that the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (VNASH) and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, a division of Atlantic Health System, will join to create a new home health and hospice organization, Atlantic Visiting Nurse. Atlantic Visiting Nurse will ...

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Carolyn Brown-Dancy, Director Environmental Health and Safety, Atlantic Health System, views the healthcare system’s mission of “Building Healthier Communities” as an opportunity to be a leader in sustainability. Her leadership commitment to create award-wining programs and implement programs to ...

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Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has partnered with the Union County Office on Women for a Women’s Health Fair on Oct 23 near Kean University in Union. The event will include health screenings and an educational fair from 8:00am to 11:00am, with a panel discussion by seven prominent ...

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When Charles Carlisle, Jr. began working at Atlantic Health System, gas was $.35 a gallon, the minimum wage was $1.60, and “Sesame Street” made its debut on PBS. It was 1969. This October, Charles, a sterile processing technician at Overlook Medical Center, is celebrating his 50th year with the ...

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It’s the unique benefits, inclusive culture and focus on team member development that has earned Atlantic Health System the number 62 spot on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. This is the second year in a row that Atlantic Health System, the only healthcare system from New ...

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Five Atlantic Health System team members were recognized for their life-saving actions by the New Jersey American Heartsaver or Stroke Hero Awards, which recognize those who have made a rescue effort to save lives during a cardiac or stroke emergency, and take extraordinary steps to strengthen the ...

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Proving that it’s all about the team, Atlantic Health System was honored this week by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and its flagship publication, COMMERCE Magazine, for the welcoming culture and innovative, data-driven approach to care found at each of its hundreds of ...

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Adding to its reputation of clinical excellence, Atlantic Health System today received recognition for its use of innovation and technology in care delivery, when it was named to CHIME Healthcare’s Most Wired list for 2019. As a level 7 organization, Atlantic Health System was recognized for ...

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On this AtlantiCast, see how Atlantic Health System is breaking new ground when it comes to brain surgery, learn about a new clinical trial into the treatment of melanoma, find out how Overlook Medical Center is turning trash into treasure and making health care more environmentally friendly and ...

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Atlantic Health System, working with Atlantic Ambulance, was the first in the nation to deploy and use portable TeleStroke technology in ambulances for routine prehospital assessment of stroke patients. When called to a stroke emergency, paramedics carry a portable device into the transporting ...

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  With a commitment to being inclusive and welcoming of all, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the ...

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It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – a phone call saying that his or her child is in the emergency department. That was the call Erik and Suzan Sletteland received at 2:30am on July 3, 2015. As they raced to the hospital, all they knew was that their son, Sam, had suffered a seizure. “We were ...

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Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for transforming health care delivery to patients and communities, Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH is the newest member of Atlantic Health System’s leadership team. As Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Romm will build relationships with local and national ...

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Atlantic Health System Senior Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Kevin Lenahan has again been lauded by industry heavyweight Becker’s Healthcare for his financial leadership of the 17,000-employee health system. Becker’s Hospital Review named Lenahan one of 106 ...

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Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center participates in unique, nationwide ‘MIND Trial’ for patients suffering from deep bleeds within the brain Bleeding that occurs within the deep recesses of the brain – known as an intracranial hemorrhage, or ICH -- represents 10-15% of all strokes ...

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On the latest AtlantiCast, find out what you need to know about measles, learn about the causes of heart palpitations, we’ll take you to the latest in state-of-the-art urgent care centers, we’ll share the physical symptoms of depression and much more! See every episode at AtlanticHealth.org.

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