Bringing Bloodless Expertise to Nigeria and Japan

For 25 years, Englewood Health has been an international leader in patient blood management and bloodless medicine and surgery. Two of its pioneers—Sherri Ozawa, RN, the clinical director of the Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Health, and Aryeh Shander, MD, former chief of the department of anesthesiology, critical […]


Englewood Hospital Earns ‘A’ in Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Englewood Hospital today earned an ‘A’ in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing its commitment to protecting patients from harm and providing safe health care. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in […]


Englewood Hospital Named 5-Star Recipient for Appendectomy, Carotid Procedures, Gallbladder Surgery, Hip Fracture Treatment

Englewood Hospital has been recognized as a 5-star recipient in appendectomy, carotid procedures, gallbladder surgery, and hip fracture treatment by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement—the fourth consecutive year for appendectomy and the second consecutive year for the other services—is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores […]


Patient Blood Management Update for Surgeons

Message from Dr. Gregg Lobel, Chief of Anesthesiology, and Dr. James McGinty, Chief of Surgery and Surgical Services As we recognize the 25th anniversary of our Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery this year, we want to update our colleagues on the most recent publications, outcomes data, and current guidelines and […]


Updated Guidelines for Prophylactic Antibiotic Use

Originally published November 2019; updated January 2020. January 2020 update: Since the release of the new guidelines, the task force has clarified several items: Implantable Loop Recorders: Although the infectious risk is low, antibiotics should still be administered to patients receiving such devices, as would be done for other implantable cardiac devices. The task force […]


The Importance of Proper HCC Coding

The Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) risk adjustment scoring model is used by CMS and other payers to estimate the annual healthcare costs for beneficiaries, whether in Traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage programs. The results directly impact the reimbursement to the health system. HCC scoring assigns a Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) score to each diagnosis code […]


Dept of Medicine’s Dr. Corina Cristescu and Dr. Phillip Kanemo Receive ‘You Make the Difference’ Award

At the recent “You Make the Difference” award ceremony, Corina Cristescu, MD, Hospitalist/Clinical Educator, and Phillip Kanemo, MD, Medical Resident, were recognized by colleagues in Nursing for making a difference to their patients, co-workers, and the Englewood Health community. Dr. Cristescu was nominated by Yu Wen, RN, 2 Kaplen. In her nomination, Yu wrote, in […]


Dr. V. Merle McIntosh Honored by City of Englewood

At the October City Council meeting in Englewood, Dr. V. Merle McIntosh, Chief of Breast Surgery at Englewood Health and a breast cancer specialist at The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, was honored for her work in breast cancer prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment. Currently, Dr. McIntosh is a site principal investigator of […]