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Connection Offers Red Cross Certification Classes Beginning Feb. 25

February 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection will host a series of American Red Cross classes for community members, current lifeguards, and those aspiring to be one, with all courses offered blended to combine online learning with on-site skill sessions.

Participants should plan to complete the initial online lessons of their training at least two days prior to their first on-site skills ...

Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a 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 period to Joint ...

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 ...

Seminars at Renaissance Church Teach ABC's of Suicide Prevention

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 50 adults attended 'Let’s Talk', a seminar focusing on sharing facts and data to bring awareness to the problem of suicide, its risk factors and the protective factors against it, at Summit's Renaissance Church. Participants were taught the warning signs to watch for and then provided with the ABCs of suicide intervention ...

Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center Opens at Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ - The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center has opened. The Center, now located in a new, larger space on the main floor of Overlook Medical Center, can accommodate the more than one thousand patients who annually access the Center’s services.

The new location also further enhances the Center’s ...

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 ...

Summit's Renaissance Church Hosts Teen, Adult Suicide Prevention Seminars

SUMMIT, NJ - Renaissance Church has partnered with Caring Contact to hold two free, open-to-the-public seminars on suicide prevention January 28. Each will focus on ways to help others and include discussions on risk factors, warning signs, intervention skills, and more. 

“Let’s Talk” will be held 3 - 5 p.m. in the Summit Opera House Auditorium, located at ...

Overlook Medical Center One of Four Sites in Nation Hosting Brain Cancer Study

SUMMIT, NJ - A phase III study of novel drug VAL-083, which has already shown promise in Glioblastoma and other cancers, is being led by Kurt Jaeckle, MD, at Overlook Medical Center, one of just four locations in the U.S. selected for the study. Jaeckle is the co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center, and medical director of ...

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Get a Blue Print of Your Body at the Summit YMCA

February 11, 2018

The Summit YMCA has acquires the state-of-the-art InBody570, a Body Composition Analysis scale, to help members learn more about how to improve health from the inside out.

With a month into the New Year, weight loss resolutions typically begin to waiver, with numbers dropping significantly by the time March and April come around. According to Forbes, University of Scranton researchers suggest ...