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Overlook Medical Center Recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in Central New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report


SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in Central New Jersey in the annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings for 2016-17. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

Overlook Medical Center is also recognized as a best regional hospital in the specialty Neurology & Neurosurgery, and is recognized as high performing in three common adult procedures and conditions: Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Heart Failure.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

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“As a regional leader in the neurosciences, Overlook Medical Center continues to remain in the forefront of stroke, brain tumor, epilepsy and neurological care,” said Alan Lieber, president, Overlook Medical Center. “In the specialty of Neurology & Neurosurgery, U.S. News recognizes Overlook as ‘Best’ for nurse staffing, advanced technologies and patient services; I am extremely proud of our highly skilled physicians and nurses.”

Overlook Medical Center, a 504-bed hospital that is part of Atlantic Health System, is noted as a premier center for neuroscience and brain care in New Jersey. Neuroscience centers of excellence include the Brain Tumor Center of New Jersey; a Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and Joint Commission certified Spine Center of Excellence; a Level IV Epilepsy Center; a Movement Disorders Program; and a dedicated neuro-intensive care unit.

Morristown Medical Center, also part of Atlantic Health System, has been named a top hospital in both New Jersey and the New York Metro area, and one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

These recognitions were announced in the publication’s annual Best Hospitals list for 2016-17, which recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. 

“We are proud that Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, both part of Atlantic Health System, have again been recognized as leaders across a number of services and regions,” said Brian Gragnolati, CEO, Atlantic Health System. “Atlantic Health System is committed to excellent patient outcomes, collaboration among the entire health care team and quality service. It’s these capabilities that make us different, and allow us to inspire trust from the communities we serve.”

In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally-ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions. For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

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