Save the Dates: 2019 Medical Staff Business Meetings

All meetings are held in the Chiang Auditorium at 12:00 noon. Lunch to follow in the Ferolie Gallery/A&B. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (Doctors Day recognition) Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (followed by EH picnic) Wednesday, September 11, 2019 (Elections) Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Please contact the Medical Staff Office with at questions at 201-894-3010.

C. difficile Isolation Recommendations Based on Updated Testing Algorithm

On December 19, 2018, Englewood Hospital changed the testing algorithm for C. difficile to eliminate reflex PCR testing. The goal is to differentiate colonized patients from those with active C. diff infection. If diarrhea and suspected C. difficile infection, place patient on contact precautions and send stool for C. difficile testing as soon as possible. […]

Epic Refuel Project: Updates for Providers

Epic Refuel Wave 1 go-live starts February 5, and will include many improvements based on valuable physician input and feedback. As part of the organizational commitment to optimize the EH Epic system, a series of upgrades will be rolled out over the next year as part of the Epic Refuel. Many of these changes are […]

Do You Access EH Systems Remotely? Important Changes Coming.

To help maintain the privacy and security of patient records and IT systems, Englewood Health is introducing “two-factor authentication” for remote access to Citrix and Epic. The new access process will be introduced on January 30 and will become mandatory on February 13. Providers should enroll in the new process soon to prevent disruption to […]

OR Sterilization Process Update

Thanks to the remarkable round-the-clock efforts and teamwork of Englewood Facilities, Sterile Processing Department, and Perioperative Staff, the OR has continued without any interruptions despite an unanticipated problem with our autoclave units last week. On January 24, 2019, the steam line to the autoclave units in the Sterile Processing Department (SPD) malfunctioned. Around-the-clock efforts by […]

Update on 6 Dean Influenza A Cluster

On January 24, 2019, it was noted that there was a cluster of cases among our 6 Dean staff of influenza-like-illness. Out of an abundance of caution and to help prevent the further spread of Flu A, the following infection prevention measures have been implemented until further notice: Everyone entering the 6 Dean unit must wear […]

Vascular Surgery Fellowship Returning in July

For over four decades, Englewood has had a long and respected tradition of vascular training and excellence. The ACGME has now approved a two year vascular fellowship. Dr. Tom Bernik, Chief of Vascular Surgery since 2016, will serve as the program director. The Englewood Vascular Surgical Service was created in 1976 after the hospital saw […]

Congratulations to Dr. Liz Carlin and Dr. Herbert Dardik, Recipients of the Medical Staff Dinner Awards

Several hundred members of our medical staff came out for the Medical Staff Recognition Dinner last night. Elizabeth Carlin, MD, Chief of Pediatrics and Newborn Medicine was named the recipient of The Herbert Dardik, MD, Leadership, Research and Education Award. Herbert Dardik, MD, Chief Emeritus of Vascular Surgery and General Surgery, was named the recipient […]