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Atlantic Health System - Overlook Medical Center

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Atlantic Health System - Overlook Medical Center
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Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey and one of the leading non-profit health care systems in the state, is committed to creating a Trusted Network of Caring®. Our promise to our communities is that all who enter our system receive the highest quality care delivered at the right time, at the right place, and at the right cost. Atlantic Health System includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. In addition, we have more than 600 community-based health care providers who are affiliated with us through Atlantic Medical Group. We are also part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and are a member of AllSpire Health Partners.
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Karen Coppa
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Atlantic Health System - Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Ave
07901 Summit , NJ
United States
40° 42' 46.4364" N, 74° 21' 9.3852" W
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Sunday, April 24, 2022
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
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As a leading health system, we know our decisions impact the cultural, economic and physical landscape of New Jersey and resonate on a national and global level. We are committed to communicating our values to the next generation of health care providers, sharing best practices with our peer institutions and employing innovative strategies to become a leader in sustainable health care all while fulfilling our sustainability mission
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Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
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Waste Recycling
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Overlook Medical Center has recycling programs in place to recycle plastics, glass, paper and cardboard. In 2017, Overlook Medical Center recycled 346,640 lbs of paper, resulting in a cost savings of over $12,000.
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Food Waste
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Recycles Cooking Oil from the Kitchen
Waste Other
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In addition to the “traditional” recycling programs, Overlook Medical Center recycles the following “non-traditional” items: batteries (alkaline, lead, lithium, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride), fluorescent light bulbs, items containing lead, lead shielding, cooking oil from the kitchen, mercury waste, and consumer electronic waste, which includes television sets, laboratory equipment, and other electronic devices. The system has a comprehensive hazardous waste management plan that covers the recycling of all Universal Waste. Overlook Medical Center has a universal waste vendor that picks up all “non-traditional” recyclables. Overlook Medical Center also recycles toner cartridges for all printers in jointure with Staples, Inc.
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Energy Efficiency
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Overlook medical center’s tri-generation power plant has had the most significant impact on reducing the facility’s carbon footprint. The power plant produces 4 Megawatts of electricity on site by harnessing the waste heat produced by the generators and substitutes steam formerly created by boilers. The use of an absorption chiller creates chilled water for air conditioning and dehumidification; lower grade domestic hot water produced by the system is used by the hospital, as well. This tri-generation process reduces the cost of replaced energy by more than 60 percent, while also providing a redundant electrical generating capability which, in emergency situations, allows the hospital to operate independent of grid-supplied power. The tri-generation is powered by natural gas, the cleanest of all conventional fuel sources; this decreases emissions and the hospital’s carbon footprint – a reduction equivalent to removing the carbon that would be absorbed by 2,244 acres of forest and produced by 1,799 cars annually. Atlantic Health System has also invested in energy efficiency measures throughout its locations. Overlook Medical Center is actively transitioning over to energy efficient lamps and LED light bulbs through ongoing replacement of old bulbs and fixtures as they reach the end of their life cycle. LED bulbs are at least 40% more efficient over fluorescent and incandescent bulbs, and provide 50,000 to 100,000 hours of light per piece.Occupancy sensors have been installed in bathrooms, offices and conference rooms throughout the Overlook facilities. The sensors trigger lights to come on and stay on while the rooms are in use, but they prevent lights from having to be on unnecessarily resulting in significant energy savings.
Energy Other
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Camfil has certified Overlook Medical Center with the “5-star” Energy Rating Achievement. The 5-star award recognizes the company for meeting all ECI (Energy Cost Index) air filtration standards to ensure continued energy savings while maintaining quality indoor air throughout the facility. The 5-star recognition indicates that the facility is using the most energy efficient, longest lasting filters available.
Water Conservation
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Overlook Medical Center has implemented low flow/high efficiency fixtures throughout its facilities in an effort to reduce water usage. All new construction includes installation of low flow/high efficiency fixtures as well.
Certification Programs
NJDEP Environmental Stewardship Program Recognition
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Certification Programs Other
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This property's ENERGY STAR score of 99 signifies that it is more energy efficient that 99 percent of similar buildings nationwide. On average, ENERGY STAR certified buildings like this one generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gases emissions than typical buildings.
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Emergency Preparedness
Be Prepared for Emergencies
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Member Since: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018