20 Years of Hope: Walk for Awareness

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 […]

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 […]

2020 Medical Staff Elections Update

Below are the final Nominations for the 2020 Medical Staff Elections with biographies/disclosure statements available here. All voting members will receive, via email, an electronic ballot for completion. Early and absentee ballots shall be permitted and are to be submitted electronically. The election results will be announced at the EH Medical Staff Business Meeting on […]

FDA Approves TAVR for Low-Risk Patients

Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of transcatheter heart valve replacement (TAVR) for the treatment of severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis in patients who are determined to be at low risk of complications from open-heart surgery. Previously, the procedure was reserved for high-risk and intermediate-risk patients. The newly approved indication […]

EH Adopts New Suicide Risk Assessment Tool

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Patients with suicidal ideation vary widely in their risk for a suicide attempt depending upon whether they have a plan, intent, history of attempts, and other factors. It is important to conduct an in-depth assessment of patients who screen positive for suicide risk […]

Nomination Slate for 2020 Medical Staff Elections

Below is the nomination slate submitted by the Nominating Committee for the 2020 Medical Staff Elections. As stated in Bylaw 7.12, additional nominates for any positions may be made by submitting to the Medical Staff Office names of the Medical Staff members, supported by signatures of at least five (5) additional active members of the […]

Sustained Improvements in Hospital-Acquired C. Difficile Infections

For the past three quarters, we have seen a sustained improvement in the rate of hospital-acquired C. Difficile infections (CDI) at Englewood Hospital. For 2019, our year-to-date standardized infection ratio is 0.457, down from 1.141 from our 2018 rate. In early 2018, a multidisciplinary CDI Prevention Committee was initiated in response to an increase in […]

Coagulation Factor Xa (Andexxa) Now Available on EH’s Pharmacy Formulary

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved coagulation factor Xa (Andexxa) for the reversal of rivaroxaban (Xarelto) or apixaban (Eliquis) when needed due to life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding. The drug carries a boxed warning of thromboembolic risks, ischemic risks, cardiac arrest, and sudden deaths. The Englewood Health Pharmacy is making its limited […]

Nurse-driven Telemetry Removal Protocol Now in Effect

As of August 1, the nurse-driven protocol to discontinue telemetry monitoring when the order expires went into effect. Previously, when the order for telemetry monitoring expired, patients remained on telemetry usually until discharged from the hospital. This at times has resulted in a scarcity of telemetry beds (especially on Dean 6 and Dean 7), prolonging […]