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6 Things to do in Westfield Over Thanksgiving Week

November 16, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — There will be lots of fun for everyone in Westfield over the Thanksgiving holiday, from free entertainment to bargain hunting to a 5-mile run and even complimentary photos with Santa. Find out what’s happening in our Thanksgiving week guide, below.

1.  Work out for free at the Westfield Area YMCA. Nov. 22 kicks off a month of free “Wellness ...

Aha Moment: Overlook Staff Develops New Insulin Management Device as Healthcare System Empowers Caregivers to Innovate

SUMMIT, NJ  — A team comprised of two pharmacists, a pharmacy tech and a nurse at Overlook Medical Center were the collaborative brainchild behind the first innovation spawned by the Atlantic Health Advancements program, or AHa!, an initiative designed to be an innovation center and idea incubator that will inspire Atlantic Health System’s team of over 16,000 ...

Westfield Board of Health Discusses Repeat Restaurant Violations, Lyme Disease & Lead

WESTFIELD NJ – The Westfield Board of Health met on Monday night to discuss diseases and lead poisoning as well as health violations in restaurants and food shops.

Helen Mendez, principal registered environmental health specialist, updated the board on the condition of several establishments that have received violations for the second or third time.

According to Mendez, an ...

Westfield Family Dentistry Buying Back Halloween Candy to Send to Troops

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Family Dentistry, the office of Dr. Paul Arfanis, DDS, is buying back Halloween candy on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids will get one dollar per pound, and the candy will be donated to troops serving overseas.

“Getting candy on Halloween is fun, but we all know too much isn't ...

Atlantic Health Offers Free Health Screenings, Educates Public in Honor of World Stroke Day

SUMMIT, NJ — In honor of World Stroke Day, Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Health Systems hosted an event on Monday, Oct. 30, to educate people on the risks of suffering a stroke as well as offering free health screening to individuals who attended.

Organized by Atlantic Health Stroke Coordinators Joy Eboras and Megan Ewing, participants heard from stroke ...

Overlook's Satellite ER Marks 10-Year Anniversary

UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ — Thriving beyond era of hospital closures, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center Emergency Services at Overlook, Union Campus — a satellite emergency department — has celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its opening.

The facility not only preserved emergency care for the community but anchored further ...

Westfield Area YMCA Kicks Off 7th Grade Initiative

WESTFIELD, NJ – Westfield Area YMCA’s popular 7th Grade Initiative celebrated its kickoff on Thursday evening at the Main Y Facility in downtown Westfield.

Seventh graders from Westfield and the surrounding towns of Cranford, Garwood and Mountainside were present. It was an evening dedicated to health education and active fun, all while informing students and families of what ...

Overlook Again Named in 'America’s 100 Best Hospitals' for Stroke, General Surgery and Critical Care by Healthgrades

SUMMIT, NJ – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized by consumer healthcare ratings group Healthgrades as One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for stroke care, general surgery and critical care.

Overlook is the only hospital in New Jersey to be named one of Healthgrades' America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke ...

Westfield Running Company Changes Name to JackRabbit

WESTFIELD, NJ — JackRabbit, a sporting goods store at 123 Quimby St., celebrated its new name recently by holding a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Andy Skibitsky, Councilman Sam Della Fera and representatives from the Downtown Westfield Corporation and the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

The running and fitness store, formerly called the Westfield Running ...

Overlook First in NJ to Offer Carotid Artery Stroke Prevention Procedure

SUMMIT, NJ — Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer an innovative new treatment for patients at risk for stroke due to blockages in the neck arteries, a condition known as carotid artery disease.

The minimally invasive procedure, called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR, utilizes a new FDA-approved ...

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Atlantic Health's Dr. Bernard Maria Recognized with Most Prestigious Child Neurology Honor

November 18, 2017

Dr. Bernard Maria, director of the Division of Child Neurology and Developmental Medicine at Goryeb Children's Hospital, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized with the 2018 Hower Award, the highest recognition from the Child Neurology Society.

This prestigious award is given yearly to one member of the Child Neurology Society who is highly regarded by peers as an outstanding ...