Health Matters

April 14, 2020

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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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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