Health & Wellness

Overlook Files Application with New Jersey DOT to Build Helipad

3777e1d6975bcaac8492_OMC_CLOSE_UP_exterior_signage_2011.jpg
3777e1d6975bcaac8492_OMC_CLOSE_UP_exterior_signage_2011.jpg

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center today filed its application with the New Jersey Department of Transportation for approval to build a helipad that they assert will advance the hospital’s stroke center. 

Overlook Medical Center houses the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute (ANI), which serves as the hub for the New Jersey Stroke Network, a group of hospitals treating 40 percent of the state’s stroke patients.
“Overlook Medical Center has assembled a team of the best and brightest neuroscience practitioners in the nation,” said Alan Lieber, president, Overlook Medical Center. “Without a helipad, we are losing valuable, life-saving opportunities to engage these doctors. With our staff’s ability to provide innovative care and expertise, a helipad is essential to ensuring stroke victims in critical, time sensitive situations can access our facility.”
 
The helipad at Overlook Medical Center would be designed specifically for hospital-to-hospital transport of patients requiring advanced neurological care, and is intended to shorten transportation-related delays for stroke patients in need of urgent, highly specialized care where time is critical. Overlook expects the number of flights to range from five to nine per month.
 
Overlook maintains that the helipad would not be used to receive trauma patients from the surrounding area -- a concern expressed by some Summit residents because Overlook Medical Center is not a trauma center and is incapable of becoming one. Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center serves that purpose, and would be the receiving facility for trauma-related transfers.

 
Overlook further states that, because the goal of the helipad is to expedite the treatment of stroke victims – a very specific group of patients – the number of flights into Overlook Medical Center would not result in significant economic gain for the hospital, which is a not-for-profit facility.
 
“Overlook Medical Center presented a clear case for the important need of a helipad at its facility, and looks forward to hearing from the New Jersey Department of Transportation with regard to this application,” Lieber said.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_9a5deedfa0719c5c7c68_35c2f75239e5a57bb71f_tricia-walker

Sun, February 25, 9:30 AM

Calvary Church, Summit

Tricia Walker-Three Chords and the Truth: A ...

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_2e2e4830042112095f66_94f09724857a937db1ac_d6404e0a-7afd-4279-b56f-19b0f9b2138c

Sun, February 25, 10:00 AM

Camp Riverbend, Warren

Camp Riverbend Open House

Carousel_image_087643a04f42d6d72cbf_tapevents_rockette

Sun, February 25, 11:00 AM

The Connection, Summit

Rockette Style Workshop Series

Arts & Entertainment

Summit Fire Department Blotter

01/01/2018 9:26 am     FD dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, car vs. pole in front of 196 GLENSIDE AVENUE.  On arrival occupant was out of the vehicle.  Summit EMS assumed patient contact. FD made notification to the power company to make repairs.  Summit PD remained on scene for traffic control and road closure until repairs were made.

01/02/2018 7:36 pm ...

Summit Police Blotter

February 12, 2018

2/1 - At 0955 hours a report was taken for a theft of a street sign. The unlawful incident occurred between an unknown time frame on Pine Grove Avenue. Value of the street sign was not immediately available at the time of the report.

2/5 - Roberto C. Noel-Berman, 23, of Summit was arrested and charged with possession of CDS. Mr. Noel-Berman was released with a pending court date.

2/5 - ...

Lightbridge Academy in Millburn Hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers

February 23, 2018

If you are passionate about educating and nurturing young minds, you may fit right in with our family! Lightbridge Academy is currently hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers to join our team and grow with us!

If you would like to learn more about the positions offered, you can reach us at 973-218-1800.

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Market Healthy, Strong Despite Sell-Offs

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on FOX Business News discussing the market sell-off post the release of the Fed Minutes:

video.foxbusiness.com

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and ...

Is FAANG Long in the Tooth?

Investors love to rally around a stock story. Today it’s all about the FAANG stocks. Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG) are a major reason why the S&P 500 rallied so much in 2017. Mr. Market is convinced the FAANGs are impervious to a sell-off. “Its different this time” is ringing loud and clear, but will the outcome really be that ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

Movies! Movies! Movies! - Three Ways to Enjoy Movies

Most people who use the Summit Free Public Library are familiar with our video collection: thousands of DVDs and nearly 800 BluRays -- and growing!

In addition to recent box-office hits and Hollywood classics, we have foreign films, anime, and musical performances from Aida to ZZ Top. Binge-watch a must-see TV series, discover a new one, or introduce your kids to your childhood ...