Patient Safety Reminders for Proceduralists: Patient Consent and the Universal Protocol

Commitment and vigilance to standardized procedures at every level of the organization create a highly reliable culture of patient safety. Two critical opportunities for improvement identified during our recent Joint Commission survey were adherence to the procedural consent process and observance of the universal protocol, otherwise known as the “time-out.” These standardized procedures must be […]

Online Doctor Reviews: What You Need to Know

If you’ve searched your name or your practice online, chances are you’ve seen reviews of yourself or your practice on Google, Yelp, Healthgrades, Vitals, and various other review sites. And let’s face it, you may be surprised or confused by some of what you’re reading—in other words, seeing negative reviews can come as a shock […]

New Surgical Robot Now in Use

The hospital has acquired a second surgical robot, the DaVinci Xi. The robot is used for urologic surgery, gynecologic surgery, colorectal surgery, general surgery, and hernia repair. On May 21, a demo version of the robot was set up in the main lobby for physicians and employees to test-drive the device and learn more about […]

Thoracic Cancer Services Update

The multidisciplinary thoracic program at The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center has begun to see patients with a suspicion of lung cancer on Thursday afternoons. The program combines multidisciplinary appointments for pulmonology, thoracic surgery, medical oncology, and radiation oncology into one streamlined visit for patient and referring physician ease. Managed by the cancer […]

Clover Health Update

As discussed at the Spring Business Meeting, we have signed an agreement with Clover Health that would bring increased payments to doctors, especially primary care doctors. Clover would pay the doctor $100 per visit with no limits. While this is not an increase for higher level visits, it is double the usual office visit (99213). […]

Grateful Patient Giving at Englewood Health

Englewood Health physicians are consistently recognized for clinical excellence, offering patients and their families high-quality compassionate care that is second to none. Earlier this year, the Foundation received a gift in honor of Jeffrey Matican, MD, along with this simple, but powerful, statement from a grateful patient: “You always do a great job.” – V.B. […]

Check Your Email for 2020-2021 Medical Staff Reappointment Applications

The medical staff reappointment process for the 2020-2021 cycle is underway. The Medical Staff Office recently sent reapplications to the preferred email address of medical staff in the following departments: Anesthesiology Emergency Medicine Family Practice Dermatology Medicine: Section of Allergy/Immunology, Endocrinology, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Rheumatology Pathology Pediatrics Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation […]

Documentation of Malnutrition

As a follow up to Quality Update: Key Feature of Wave 3 Helps Providers Improve Documentation of Major Comorbid Conditions, let’s look at documentation of malnutrition: Malnutrition should be specified by degree: Mild, Moderate or Severe. There are several criteria that our registered dietitians review when determining the degree of malnutrition. These criteria follow guidelines […]

Warren Geller Named to NJBIZ Health Care Power 50

In the May 13, 2019, issue of NJBIZ, Warren Geller, president and CEO of Englewood Health, was named as among the state’s Health Care Power 50, highlighting the men and women responsible for maintaining the fitness of an industry vital to the state’s economy. Warren was recognized for his role helping to transform Englewood Health […]