Quality and Population Health

Infectious Disease Chief’s Recommendation for Preventing Recurrent C. Difficile

Englewood Hospital has made strides in reducing rates of C. difficile infection over the past year. A critical step included updating our testing algorithm for C. difficile and standardizing our infection prevention recommendations. One issue that continues to be problematic is recurrent disease in high-risk patients. Bezlotoxumab (Zinplava) is the first fully humanized monoclonal antibody […]

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Englewood Health Physician Network

Summary of EHPN Fall 2019 Business Meeting

The EHPN Fall Business Meeting was held on September 26, 2019. The following summary is provided by Stephen Brunnquell, MD, EHPN President. 1. Roster of EHPN up to 449 providers. New members were introduced. Volumes up 14% Almost 2,000,000 RVUs by year-end Volumes for ancillary services have prompted 7-day-a-week service in ultrasound, echocardiogram and MRI […]

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Quality and Population Health

5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

According to the CDC, on any given day, about one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Approximately 2 million hospital patients develop an HAI each year. This is about 10% of all inpatients. The most common healthcare-associated infections are bloodstream infections, pneumonia (associated with ventilator use), wounds, and urinary tract […]

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Clinical Services

Integrative Medicine Update

October Programs for Patients Interested in Nutrition and Cancer Prevention The Graf Center for Integrative Medicine has released its fall calendar of events and services. Among the programs is a lecture on October 1 specifically for anyone interested in learning how foods can help decrease risk for diseases like breast cancer. In addition, the Graf […]

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Medical Staff Affairs

LGBTQ Sensitivity Training for Employed Providers – Deadline Is October 21

Englewood Health is committed to ensuring that all patients enjoy equal access to high-quality medical care, delivered with dignity and respect. As part of that commitment, we are offering training about how we can all meet the unique healthcare needs of members of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community. An online self-guided training […]

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Clinical Services

Expanded Echocardiogram Availability at Englewood Hospital

In response to demand for both inpatient and outpatient echocardiograms, the hospital has extended its availability as follows: Inpatient: Weekdays: 7 am – 10 pm Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm Sunday: 8 am – 4 pm Outpatient: Weekdays: 7 am – 6 pm Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm Patients can schedule an appointment […]

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Events, Recognition

“The Birth of Bloodless” Film Coming October 3-4

Englewood Hospital will host three screenings of The Birth of Bloodless: The Englewood Experience, a one-hour documentary film that chronicles the 25-year history of our bloodless medicine program. These screenings are open to medical staff and employees (not open to the public). Thursday, October 3 | 7 PM – 8 PM Friday, October 4 | 7 […]

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Information Technology, Quality and Population Health

2019 MIPS Update: What does “interoperability” mean? Why does it matter?

According to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), “Interoperability describes the extent to which systems and devices can exchange data, and interpret that shared data. For two systems to be interoperable, they must be able to exchange data and subsequently present that data such that it can be understood by a user.” Interoperability […]

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2019 marks a milestone year for Englewood Health Foundation’s Walk for Awareness, with the beloved community fundraiser celebrating its 20th anniversary later this fall. Founded by Jill Fader and her late husband and former City of Englewood Mayor, Paul Fader, the Walk has inspired—and mobilized—thousands in our community to fundraise in support of The Leslie […]

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Quality and Population Health, Recognition

Englewood Receives Healthgrades Excellence Awards for OBGYN and Labor & Delivery

For the fourth consecutive year, Englewood Hospital has received two Healthgrades Excellence Awards for women’s health: Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, which recognizes exceptional clinical outcomes while caring for women during labor and immediately after delivery of their newborn, as well as women undergoing gynecologic procedures. Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, which recognizes exceptional care […]

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