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Overlook President Lieber Joins Imagine Leadership Council

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Mr. Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center and a member of The Leadership Council of Imagine
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Just some of the beautiful elephants gracing the walls at Imagine to symbolize that it’s okay to talk about the elephant in the room.
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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center, has joined the Leadership Council of Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, the Mountainside-based nonprofit that offers free, year-round peer grief support for children, young adults and parents / guardians who have had a parent, sibling or child die, as well as support groups for caregivers of an adult or child in the family living with a life-altering physical illness.

Overlook and Imagine have collaborated throughout the past several years, with the hospital often referring
bereaved children and families to Imagine’s resources. Overlook and Imagine are currently partnering for the Talk About The Elephant (TATE) Conversation Project, a program initiated by Lieber, which will seek to encourage people to broach conversations about end-of-life issues. The name of the project was inspired by a trip to Imagine where murals of elephants  are in each room and hallway as a reminder that at Imagine it’s okay and encouraged to talk about the elephant in the room.

“By working together with Imagine, I have seen, first-hand, how important Imagine’s compassionate work is to grieving families in our communities,” said Lieber. “I am humbled to be able to take a more active role in improving the lives of these young people.”

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Lieber has served as the senior official of Overlook since July 2003. In that time, Overlook has become a regional medical center with a strong connection to the communities it serves, and a recognized leader in innovative patient care with exemplary clinical outcomes.

Overlook has been recognized for quality by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional Hospital, by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals as well as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence, and has been awarded for patient safety by Healthgrades and the Leapfrog Group. Its nationally-recognized tertiary services, including Neuroscience, Bariatric Surgery, Oncology, Rheumatology and Digestive Diseases, have made Overlook a referral destination for physicians throughout New Jersey. Overlook has also stood out for its attention to families and caregivers, through initiatives like its renowned palliative care program and the Glasser Caregivers Center.

“We are thrilled to welcome Alan to the Council because of his leadership in healthcare and commitment to families coping with illness and death,” said Stuart Arnold, Imagine Board Chair. “We look forward to working with him and the other Council members on ensuring no child grieves alone and normalizing grief, death, and dying in our society.”

Individuals interested in learning more about Imagine can visit imaginenj.org or call 908-264-3100.

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