SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Medical Center in Summit announced that it is the only hospital in New Jersey to be recognized as “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care” and “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care” in 2016 by Healthgrades, a consumer health care rankings group.
This is the third year Overlook Medical Center has achieved this recognition in stroke care. Overlook is New Jersey’s only recipient to receive Healthgrades’ Distinguished Hospital Excellence Award and Stroke Care Excellence Award.
According to Overlook Medical Center President Alan Lieber, “As part of Atlantic Health System’s trusted network of caring, we have worked many years with our sister hospitals and community organizations to achieve the exceptional stroke response treatment rates and critical care we have today.
“This dedication enables us to be the only hospital in New Jersey to receive both of these coveted honors and distinctions.”
The hospital is also New Jersey’s only recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award, both of which it has now received for the third consecutive year. The Distinguished Hospital Award signifies that Overlook Medical Center is one of the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance.
Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care.
During the 2016 study period — 2012 to 2014 — these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures, as measured by objective clinical outcomes performance data.
In addition to the recognitions in hospitalwide clinical excellence, stroke and critical care, Overlook Medical Center has received the Neurosciences Excellence Award for two years in a row and was named among the top 5 percent in the nation for gastrointestinal medical treatment.
In addition, Healthgrades recognized Newton Medical Center for cardiac, critical care and pulmonary services in 2016.