American College of Cardiology Recognizes Englewood Hospital for Joining Nationwide Effort to Improve Cardiac Care

The American College of Cardiology is recognizing Englewood Hospital as an industry leader for taking part in its nationwide quality improvement program designed to help facilities provide high-quality patient care and improved outcomes for their heart patients. ‚ÄúParticipating in national registries with the American College of Cardiology allows us to monitor the quality of our […]

Englewood Health and Hackensack Meridian Health Sign Definitive Agreement to Merge

On October 15, the Boards of Trustees of Englewood Health and Hackensack Meridian Health announced they have signed a definitive agreement to merge. This strategic move allows for new and more robust collaborations between the two not-for-profit systems that extend well beyond an existing clinical and academic affiliation, forged in 2015. Hundreds of employees, medical […]

Infectious Disease Chief’s Recommendation for Preventing Recurrent C. Difficile

Englewood Hospital has made strides in reducing rates of C. difficile infection over the past year. A critical step included updating our testing algorithm for C. difficile and standardizing our infection prevention recommendations. One issue that continues to be problematic is recurrent disease in high-risk patients. Bezlotoxumab (Zinplava) is the first fully humanized monoclonal antibody […]

Summary of EHPN Fall 2019 Business Meeting

The EHPN Fall Business Meeting was held on September 26, 2019. The following summary is provided by Stephen Brunnquell, MD, EHPN President. 1. Roster of EHPN up to 449 providers. New members were introduced. Volumes up 14% Almost 2,000,000 RVUs by year-end Volumes for ancillary services have prompted 7-day-a-week service in ultrasound, echocardiogram and MRI […]

5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

According to the CDC, on any given day, about one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Approximately 2 million hospital patients develop an HAI each year. This is about 10% of all inpatients. The most common healthcare-associated infections are bloodstream infections, pneumonia (associated with ventilator use), wounds, and urinary tract […]