Quality healthcare is vital, and Summit provides the best. Overlook Hospital/Atlantic Health System, consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals in New Jersey, is located in Summit and is a community enterprise that serves the people of Union County and the surrounding north Jersey area. It is a teaching hospital affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in NYC. Overlook, a 500-bed facility with a medical staff of more than 800 physicians, is proud of their new state-of-the-art Emergency Wing and their unique-to-the-Northeast CyberKnife Radiosurgery technology for non-invasive oncological and tumor-reduction surgical procedures.
Summit Oaks Hospital is recognized as one of the state’s leading facilities for private psychiatric care. Nearby are St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and Morristown Memorial Hospital/Atlantic Health System. Many professionals in the healthcare field are based in the area, including the Summit Medical Group, a premier, full-service health center facility located in Berkeley Heights. In emergency situations, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad is always first on the scene. The Mobile Intensive Care Unit from Overlook Hospital, a fully staffed emergency response team that serves a multi- community area, backs up the First Aid Squad. In the event of a major catastrophe, Summit is part of a mutual aid system with its neighbors.
The Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad and the New Providence First Aid Squad provide emergency medical attention and utilize the Overlook Hospital Mobile Intensive Care Unit when needed. Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County in Berkeley Heights provides rehabilitation and long-term care to chronically ill patients from Union County.
Several nursing homes and Spring Meadows Assisted Living facility are located in the three-community area. The area is also home to many first-rate doctors, dentists, chiropractors, and other health-care professionals.