SUMMIT, NJ - FEBRUARY 20, 2020 - Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) visited Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center in Summit on Thursday, where he was given a first-hand look at the innovative ways that the hospital is delivering high-quality care.
The visit included a presentation and discussion with Overlook’s leadership led by Atlantic Health System President and CEO Brian Gragnolati and Overlook President Alan Lieber, which touched on Atlantic’s achievements in increasing access to care and enhancing quality while also lowering costs.
“We were honored to have Congressman Malinowski visit Overlook and were proud to show him the ways that Atlantic Health System is working to build healthier communities within his district and throughout New Jersey,” Lieber said.
“I was impressed by Overlook Medical Center’s innovative efforts to improve quality of care for New Jersey residents while doing their part to address the urgent national challenge of keeping healthcare costs under control,” the Congressman stated.
The visit also included a tour of some of Overlook’s innovative and clinical achievements such as the Telestroke technology that allows neurologists to assess stroke patients remotely thereby speeding treatment and saving brain; Cyberknife Center, part of Overlook’s radiation oncology department, where Overlook uses the latest model of Cyberknife, allowing doctors to successfully treat even larger tumors than previously; the 3-D printer which has allowed Overlook’s clinical engineering department to partner with clinical providers to design and produce common sense solutions to common and sometimes costly health care challenges; and the Glasser Caregivers Center, the only one of its kind in NJ, designed to provide comfort and support for families and caregivers of patients.
The Congressman was also given a sample of honey from Overlook’s rooftop apiaries, as well as a tote bag made from repurposed surgical blue wrap, the products of two of the many initiatives that has earned Overlook national recognition for environmental sustainability.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional patient outcomes and experiences. Home to seven award-winning hospitals including Morristown Medical Center, the number one hospital in NJ according to U.S. News & World Report, Castle Connolly and Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals, the system has been ranked first in New Jersey in consumer preference by Monigle and first among health systems in New Jersey as a “best workplace” by both Modern Healthcare and Fortune Magazine.
Many of the system’s programs have received national accolades and designations, including Morristown Medical Center’s Cardiology and Heart Surgery program ranked among the top 30 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report; Morristown Medical Center’s Orthopedics program ranked among the top 35 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and Atlantic Health System’s Cancer Care program, New Jersey’s first and only National Cancer Institute National Community Oncology Research Program. Additionally, Atlantic Health System Neuroscience at Overlook Medical Center, working with Atlantic Mobile Health, was the first in the nation to deploy and use portable Telestroke technology in ambulances for routine pre-hospital assessment of stroke patients.
Powered by a passionate workforce of 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey, including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system provides care for the full continuum of health needs across a wide array of settings, including Atlantic Medical Group, one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey with more than 1,000 physicians and providers, 12 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice and Atlantic Anywhere’s Virtual Visits. Facilitating connections between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.
With a clear sense of purpose and an unparalleled culture, Atlantic Health System attracts top leaders in the field of health care, from CEO Brian Gragnolati, who was Chairman of the American Hospital Association in 2019, to the numerous team members who serve as leaders across national clinical associations and research entities.