Health & Wellness

December 16, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A year ago, Atlantic Health System -- parent of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- launched Atlantic Health Advancements, or AHa!, an  innovation center and idea incubator designed to inspire Atlantic Health System’s team of more than 16,500 employees and 4,800 physicians to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Just over five decades ago -- On December 12, 1968 -- a then-gangly teenager stepped up onto a raised, padded training platform to experience his first formal karate class at the Bank Street School, a pioneering karate dojo in Summit. “It was love at first kick” says master karate ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System has once again been recognized for its commitment to diversity by being named number 77 on the FORTUNE ‘Best Workplaces for Diversity’ list – the third year in a row Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national publication. The only ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital has been designated as a Pediatric Center of Excellence for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) by the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation -- the first hospital to earn that designation in the country. “At present, there is no drug ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center in Summit and Morristown Medical Center have once again been recognized as one of 83 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Robert Rubino, for the 11th consecutive year, has been named to the annual list 'Jersey Choice: Top Doctors', as detailed in current (November 2018) issue of New Jersey Monthly. According to an accompanying article in New Jersey Monthly, Dr. Rubino is, “a nationally recognized ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Elisa Jacobson has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss. Jacobson is the Chief Compliance Officer at Cooperative Counseling Services (CCS), a Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health organization with an emphasis on families impacted by ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center has once again been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in a wide variety of specialties and services, according to a report released today by Healthgrades, an online leader in providing comprehensive information about ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Designed for those in the Christ Church congregation -- as well as folks in the community at-large -- with memory issues and their care partners, the Church has begun 'The Gathering Place', a 'Memory Café' that will meet the first Wednesday of each month, from 12 - 2 p.m. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Established nearly to decades ago by John Gregory, MD, a renowned cardiologist and champion of bioethics and palliative care, the palliative care team at Overlook Medical Center includes a dedicated palliative care physician medical director, two advanced care nurse practitioners, a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center announced it recently implanted its 100th Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), which treats patients who are in end-stage heart-failure. Morristown Medical Center is one of 60 hospitals in the nation to receive the Gold Seal of ...

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - The power of partnerships and the using the collaboration found therein as the catalyst for enhanced patient health and wellness and success outcomes was a central theme as Brian Gragnolati, Atlantic Health System's President and CEO, shared success stories from New Jersey ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Today’s Caregiver magazine, a leading support, training and educational organization for family and professional caregivers, will host the 'Fearless Caregiver Conference' on Saturday, November 10 at the hospital’s Bouras ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Founded by Dr. Rolando Rolandelli, Chief of Surgery at Morristown Memorial Center, Unidad Hospitalaria Movil Latino America (Latin America Mobile Hospital Unit / UHMLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that mobilizes surgeons, nurses, medical professionals, and a network of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ Overlook Medical Center is teaming up with the Summit Free Public Library to hosting a Community Health Fair October 20, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., at the Library. Focusing on wellness, the fair will include ctivities for all ages, including children and teens. Health care professionals ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Influenza season has arrived, and the City of Summit and the Westfield Regional Health Department are partnering to remind residents of the importance of getting the flu vaccination. Everyone from six months of age and older to is encouraged to get vaccinated, particularly those ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Rubino OB/GYN Group’s Mammography Center will participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering a gift to all patients in its West Orange office during the month of October, bringing awareness to mammograms at Bottle Hill Day in Madison on October 6, and see ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System -- parent of Summit's Overlook Medical Center --- has been named number 23 on Modern Healthcare’s 2018 list of the ‘Best Places to Work in Healthcare’ – the first time Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national publication.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Support and guidance for victims of sexual violence is available through the Union County Rape Crisis Center, a 24/7 hotline -- reached by calling 908-233-7273 -- that connects victims with trained, volunteer advocates. The advocates provide guidance by phone and may also ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A Health Literacy Tote Bag initiative, a partnership between the Summit Free Public Library, Overlook Medical Center and the Libraries of Union County Consortium that offers books, CDs and-or DVDs and other informaton focusing on a specific health topic all packaged in an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Kara Richardson Whitely will be the featured guest at a free, public event celebrating the release of her new memoir 'The Weight of Being: How I Satisfied My Hunger for Happiness' on September 21, from 7:30 - 9 p.m., at the Summit YMCA. Richardson Whitely is an author, motivational ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Regional Health Department, which serves Westfield, Summit, Chatham Borough, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence, and Roselle Park and is asking adult residents to take an online survey to help identify which topics it should focus on to improve public ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, will host -- in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine -- its fourth Community Day & Health Fair on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ ­­— Something just didn’t feel right that morning on Feb. 11, 2016.,Westfield resident Barry Rogers said. Rogers, now 63 years old, had a history of heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AFib), so his initial reaction was to ask his wife, June, to keep an eye on him. “I just ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents in need of emergency shelter and other services can utilize Union County's new 24-Hour Homeless Emergency Response Hotline number at 908-249-4815. The new Hotline number took effect as of Tuesday, August 7. It is staffed and operated by Gateway Family YMCA as a program of ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – A focus group for LGBT adults 55 years and older will be held on Friday, August 10, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle. Presented by Garden State Equality as part of its ‘Pledge and Protect’ initiative, the 90-minute event encourages those in the LGBT ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of "100 Great Community Hospitals" recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded source of business and legal information for healthcare industry ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Two doctors with local roots -- Dr. Dana Ortiz and Dr. Anne-Marie Tang -- are set to join the Rubino OB/GYN Group of talented practitioners, effective August 6. Dr. Ortiz, a local resident from West Orange, will work in the flagship West Orange and Clark offices and Dr. Tang, ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) will host its fourth annual 'Don't Get Hooked on Drugs Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament', an online photo contest which asks families to spend some quality time fishing and then submit their photos for a chance to win a share of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Human Services has announced expanded hepatitis C treatments for all Medicaid enrollees in the state, a policy facilitated by increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The improvement comes amid ongoing concern about increased infections due to the ...

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