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Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

February 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a certification program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

Established in 2015, Perinatal Care Certification is awarded for a two-year ...

At Westfield High School, Student Says ‘It’s Almost Normal to Juul Here’

Editor’s note: This story about the rise in teen e-cigarette use, written by Westfield High School student Greta Frontero, originally ran in the Jan. 8 edition of WHS student newspaper Hi’s Eye.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 12th-grade Westfield High School female said she doesn’t bring her Juul to school, but will use someone else’s if the opportunity ...

Atlantic Health, Five Additional NJ Hospital Systems Partner to Form 'Healthcare Transformation Consortium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Recently, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announced they were joining forces to reduce healthcare costs. Now six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have been working on the same goal, and have formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand ...

Positive Test for Pertussis at Montclair High School. Just What Does That Mean?

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A positive test for pertussis at Montclair High School. Just what does that news mean for Montclair Public School parents and students? 

On Tuesday, Montclair School District officials announced that students may have been exposed to a person who tested positive for pertussis at Montclair High School. Parents are urged to take precautions and to look for ...

New Operating Room at Morristown Medical Center Accommodates Increase of Heart Valve Patients

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, opened a state-of-the-art, hybrid operating room to accommodate the increasing number of transcatheter (minimally invasive) structural heart procedures and transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs) performed.

The operating room has highly specialized equipment and monitoring technology for both open heart and ...

Overlook Earns 'Distinguished Hospital Award' for Fifth-Consecutive Year; Morristown Medical Center Also Again Honored

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit and Morristown Medical Center, both part of Atlantic Health System, have each received the 2018 'Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence' from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

This distinction – the fifth consecutive time ...

Cycle Red for Heart Disease to Benefit Heart Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to raise support and awareness for heart health, members of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) family will host Cycle Red for Heart Disease, an indoor cycling event that will feature three different 45-minute cycling classes on Feb. 25 at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., at CycleBar Livingston, located at 277 Eisenhower Parkway.

Hosted by Dr. Joel, Janet, ...

RWJBarnabas Health Recognizes Maternal Health Awareness Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) recently marked Jan. 23 as the first statewide observance of Maternal Health Awareness Day.

According to RWJBH, the proclamation for Maternal Health Awareness Day in New Jersey was signed by Gov. Chris Christie on May 11, 2017 with the objective increasing maternal health awareness for all residents of the state, including providers of ...

Westfield Health Department Sees Spike in Flu Cases, Offers Vaccines & Advice

WESTFIELD, NJ — In line with both statewide and nationwide data, Westfield and the surrounding area is seeing an increase in confirmed flu cases, according to the Westfield Regional Health Department.

“It’s here. It’s in New Jersey. It’s in all of our towns,” said Laura Scanlon, the public health nursing supervisor at the Westfield Regional ...

Conference Visits Harsh World of Sex Trafficking

SOMERVILLE, NJ –​Bored with life, sick of their hometown, the three young runaways headed to New York City, emboldened by the movie “Pretty Woman” knowing that should they become desperate for cash, they could prostitute themselves.

A fourth teenager who had decided against going along stayed home and shared the girls’ plan with families and friends.

What the girls ...

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