Health Matters

September 12, 2019

On this AtlantiCast, see how Atlantic Health System is breaking new ground when it comes to brain surgery, learn about a new clinical trial into the treatment of melanoma, find out how Overlook Medical Center is turning trash into treasure and making health care more environmentally friendly and ...

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Atlantic Health System, working with Atlantic Ambulance, was the first in the nation to deploy and use portable TeleStroke technology in ambulances for routine prehospital assessment of stroke patients. When called to a stroke emergency, paramedics carry a portable device into the transporting ...

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  With a commitment to being inclusive and welcoming of all, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the ...

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It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – a phone call saying that his or her child is in the emergency department. That was the call Erik and Suzan Sletteland received at 2:30am on July 3, 2015. As they raced to the hospital, all they knew was that their son, Sam, had suffered a seizure. “We were ...

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Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for transforming health care delivery to patients and communities, Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH is the newest member of Atlantic Health System’s leadership team. As Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Romm will build relationships with local and national ...

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Atlantic Health System Senior Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Kevin Lenahan has again been lauded by industry heavyweight Becker’s Healthcare for his financial leadership of the 17,000-employee health system. Becker’s Hospital Review named Lenahan one of 106 ...

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Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center participates in unique, nationwide ‘MIND Trial’ for patients suffering from deep bleeds within the brain Bleeding that occurs within the deep recesses of the brain – known as an intracranial hemorrhage, or ICH -- represents 10-15% of all strokes ...

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On the latest AtlantiCast, find out what you need to know about measles, learn about the causes of heart palpitations, we’ll take you to the latest in state-of-the-art urgent care centers, we’ll share the physical symptoms of depression and much more! See every episode at AtlanticHealth.org.

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Memory loss can be many things from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias with different methods to diagnose and manage cognitive decline.   This was the topic of discussion at a recent community symposium on memory loss at Overlook Medical Center’s Atlantic ...

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Ever since Angelina Jolie announced that she had tested positive for a BRCA mutation, indicating a genetic predisposition for breast cancer, there has been increased public awareness of the role that genetic mutations play in assessing and managing the risk of breast cancer. One of the most ...

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