Clinical Services

Recap from Dr. Brower’s ‘State of the Cancer Center’ 2019

Dr. Steven Brower, Medical Director of The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, delivered his annual State of the Cancer Center presentation yesterday (download slides). Here are some highlights from his presentation: Screening The low-dose CT scan program for the early detection of lung cancer has conducted 1601 scans since 2014 and has diagnosed […]

Read more


Clinical Services, Inpatient Care

Reminders About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders

Please review the EH DNR Policy (100.29) and note the following: Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders may be issued where a reasonable option exists on medical grounds not to choose to institute CPR in the event of a cardiopulmonary arrest. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) includes measures to restore cardiac function and/or support ventilation as per the […]

Read more


Quality and Population Health

Explaining to Patients Why They Don’t Need Antibiotics for Flu or a Cold

It’s that time of year when many patients come to the office with the flu or a cold. As part of Englewood Health’s antibiotic stewardship program, the Infectious Disease team reminds providers that antibiotics should not be prescribed for the cold or the flu, which are both viral infections. Antibiotic-resistant germs kill more than 23,000 […]

Read more


Quality and Population Health

EH Leaders Attend Press Ganey Patient Experience Conference

Earlier this month, a number of Englewood Health representatives, including Barbara Grygotis, acting Senior Director of Nursing – Med/Surg and Administrative Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Sherri Ozawa, Senior Director of Patient and Family Engagement, attended the Press Ganey National Client and Executive Leadership Conference held in Orlando, Florida. This conference is the largest and […]

Read more


Clinical Services, Information Technology

New Test Codes Available in Epic for Englewood Hospital Lab

In the past, there were a few tests that did not have test codes available in Epic for our Englewood Hospital lab. Because of this, many ordering practitioners used the miscellaneous test code and free texted the test they wanted. The following tests have now been added to the menu. Scleroderma Panel Comprehensive: 350LAB275 Myomarker […]

Read more


For 25 years, Englewood Health has been an international leader in patient blood management and bloodless medicine and surgery. Two of its pioneers—Sherri Ozawa, RN, the clinical director of the Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Health, and Aryeh Shander, MD, former chief of the department of anesthesiology, critical […]

Read more


Englewood Hospital today earned an ‘A’ in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing its commitment to protecting patients from harm and providing safe health care. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in […]

Read more


Englewood Hospital has been recognized as a 5-star recipient in appendectomy, carotid procedures, gallbladder surgery, and hip fracture treatment by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement—the fourth consecutive year for appendectomy and the second consecutive year for the other services—is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores […]

Read more


Quality and Population Health

Patient Blood Management Update for Surgeons

Message from Dr. Gregg Lobel, Chief of Anesthesiology, and Dr. James McGinty, Chief of Surgery and Surgical Services As we recognize the 25th anniversary of our Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery this year, we want to update our colleagues on the most recent publications, outcomes data, and current guidelines and […]

Read more


Quality and Population Health

Updated Guidelines for Prophylactic Antibiotic Use

Message from Hillary Cohen, MD, VP, Medical Affairs; James McGinty, MD, Chief of Surgery and Surgical Services; Ashwin Jathavedam, MD, Chief of Infectious Disease, and Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, SVP, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer As part of Englewood Health’s commitment to preventing surgical site infections (SSI) and reducing variations in care, an interdisciplinary […]

Read more