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Overlook Medical Center Only NJ Hospital Named as One of 'America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery' by Healthgrades

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center has been recognized by consumer healthcare ratings group Healthgrades as the only hospital in New Jersey to be named one of 'America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery' in 2017. The hospital was also named one of 'America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care and Critical Care'.

In addition, Overlook Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey to be recognized in the top five percent nationally for both Neurosciences and Treatment of Stroke in 2017, making Overlook is the only hospital in New Jersey to receive both the Healthgrades 2017 Stroke Care and Neuroscience Excellence Awards. The medical center is also recognized among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for General Surgery, Critical Care and Bariatric Surgery.

As noted on its website, Healthgrades is a Denver, CO- based research company whose mission is to "provide complete, objective and meaningful health information across digital platforms to help people choose the right doctor, right hospital and right care."

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Overlook's achievements, part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation, indicate that Overlook Medical Center outperforms other hospitals in the nation in these categories. For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 states. 

“To be recognized as one of the best hospitals in the nation for Stroke Care, Critical Care, and especially as the only hospital in New Jersey for General Surgery, demonstrates our consistent dedication to quality and safety for the patients and community we serve,” said Alan Lieber, president of Overlook Medical Center.  “For people who need our services, they can be confident in our commitment to their care.”

New this year, Overlook Medical Center is recognized for Superior Performance in Bariatric Surgery and achieved the Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award.

“As a hospital that performs among the highest number of bariatric surgery cases in New Jersey, we are pleased to be recognized among the top 5% in the nation for outstanding quality and outcomes for this complex procedure,” said Lieber.

For the 2017 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared Specialty Excellence Award Recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found:

From 2013-15, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award have, on average a 34.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.                           

From 2013-15, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award have, on average a 30.0% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.

“Studies from Overlook Medical Center were published earlier this year in the journals Stroke and Neuro Critical Care, citing our hospital for achieving exceptional outcomes in the speed and quality of stroke treatment and in reducing infection rates in the neuro-critical patient population,” added Lieber.

The complete Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at healthgrades.com/quality

Atlantic Health System sister hospitals were also recognized in the report. Morristown Medical Center was recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery, and 100 Best Hospitals™ for Cardiac Care, Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement, and Newton Medical Center achieved 5-stars for its treatment of heart failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, pneumonia, sepsis, and respiratory failure.

Healthgrades recognizes Overlook Medical Center in 2017 for:

Best Specialty

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ - 4 Years in a Row
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ - 2 Years in a Row

Neuroscience and Stroke

Neurosciences Excellence Award - 3 Years in a Row
Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences - 3 Years in a Row
Stroke Care Excellence Award - 8 Years in a Row
Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke - 5 Years in a Row
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke - 10 Years in a Row

Critical Care

Critical Care Excellence Award – 2 Years in a Row
Top 5% in the National for Critical Care – 2 Years in a Row
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis – 6 Years in a Row
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure – 3 Years in a Row

General Surgery

General Surgery Excellence Award
Top 5% in the Nation for General Surgery

Bariatric

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award
Superior Performance in Bariatric Surgery
Top 5% of Hospitals Evaluated for Bariatric Surgery
Five-Star Recipient for Overall Bariatric Surgery

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award
Top 10% in the National for Overall GI Services
Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries
Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries – 4 Years in a Row
Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries – 4 Years in a Row
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction – 4 Years in a Row

Pulmonary

Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Cardiac

Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack – 5 Years in a Row
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure – 4 Years in a Row

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