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Atlantic Health System - Overlook Medical Center

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Name of Organization: 
Atlantic Health System - Overlook Medical Center
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Business Description: 
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.
Contact Person: 
Karen Coppa
Title: 
Occupational Safety Officr
Business Location: 
Atlantic Health System - Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Ave
07901 Summit , NJ
United States
40° 42' 46.4364" N, 74° 21' 9.3852" W
Phone: 
9739716021
Email: 
Karen.Coppa@AtlanticHealth.org
Number of Employees: 
3657
Website: 
https://www.atlantichealth.org/
Renewal Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Waste
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
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.
Lbs Saved: 
346,640
Money Saved: 
12,132
Waste Other
Description of Action: 
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.
Lbs Saved: 
21,897
Money Saved: 
766
Energy
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
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
Description of Action: 
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
Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
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
Certification Programs Other
Description of Action: 
Since 2015, Overlook Medical Center has been consistently recognized for its achievements in sustainability by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health. In 2018, Atlantic Health System joined Practice Green Health as a complete system including each of our 5 hospitals. Overlook has also received the prominent Greenhealth Emerald Award in 2017, one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector. The hospital had previously received the “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award for two consecutive years. The Emerald Award reflects a higher level of distinction. Overlook also received the “Greening the OR” Award for the second consecutive year in 2017, which recognizes the facility demonstrating the most success in reducing the environmental impact of its surgical suites. Overlook also participates in initiatives hosted by organizations such as Healthier Hospitals Initiative.
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Member Since: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018