EHPN News in Brief: March 27, 2019

From Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, EHPN President 2019 is the Year of Quality. Whether we fully agree or not, we are rated, judged, and often paid for achieving certain quality benchmarks. We have never placed a great deal of emphasis on these because the data was suspect. Epic has changed that. Look for a Quality Incentive […]

Youth Anxiety Event Next Week

Providers, staff, and patients are invited to an upcoming documentary screening of the film Angst followed by an expert-led discussion and Q&A. One in 4 teens are clinically diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and many other young people experience higher rates of anxiety in general. The film Angst (43 min) explores anxiety, its causes, effects, […]

Changes to Policy Regarding Medications from Home

Englewood’s policy on medications brought into the hospital by patients (Policy #700.14) was recently updated. The changes are: Prescribers shall not administer, dispense, or store any forms of medical marijuana classified as DEA Schedule I in the hospital. Patient supplied medications shall be brought to the pharmacy by an Englewood Health employee. For more information, […]

Have You Signed Up for MyChart Yet?

Getting patients to sign up for MyChart, the Epic patient portal, is an important part of our quality and patient engagement efforts. This online portal gives patients easy and secure access to their health information (and helps reduce some of the administrative tasks handled by telephone in the offices). The features include: Managing appointments, including […]

Robotic Surgeons Highlighted in NJBIZ Article

A recent article in NJBIZ magazine highlighted the role of robotic surgery, and included quotes from three Englewood surgeons. Below is an excerpt from the article, titled “Building Better Surgeons,” published on March 18, 2019. For the full article, contact the Office of Communications, or 201-894-3499.   Robotic surgery is becoming an increasingly important […]

Bariatric Program Reaccredited with National Designation

James McGinty, MD, chief of surgery at Englewood Health and a specialist in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, has announced that our bariatric surgery program has received reaccreditation as a distinguished three-year Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and […]

Dr. Minaxi Jhawer Named Physician of the Year

Congratulations to Englewood Health’s 2019 Physician of the Year, Minaxi Jhawer, MD. Dr. Jhawer, who is chief of hematology/oncology, was selected as a model for the hospital’s standards of behavior and lauded for her caring and professional demeanor, her focus on treating the whole person, and finding ways to improve service to patients and families. […]

News from the EH Foundation

Physician Inspire Giving Englewood Health Foundation’s National Doctors’ Day appeal is now in homes and patients have been quick to respond with gifts in honor of their favorite physicians. Among the many notes of gratitude to arrive was a letter from patient Linda V. who expressed her infinite thanks to the doctors and staff at […]

Smoking Cessation Program Begins April 9

The Graf Center for Integrative Medicine at Englewood Health has tools to help your patients quit smoking. The group smoking cessation program teaches strategies to commit to quitting smoking. The program is led by a licensed clinical social worker who is certified through the American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking Program®. The program also includes […]

Lab Updates: Hemoglobin ALT Test and HIT Test

New Reference Range for Hemoglobin ALT Test Effective March 19, 2019, the Englewood Hospital Laboratory will be switching to the newest ALT test method recommended by the manufacturer. This change requires a modification of the reference ranges.     Current Range New Range Female 9 – 52 U/L < 35 U/L Male 21 – 72 […]