Providers Honored at Bloodless Program’s Celebration Brunch

Last Sunday, a special brunch was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program at Englewood Hospital. Providers who have dedicated more than 10 years of service to the program were recognized. Dr. Richard Goldweit, Dr. David Feldman, Dr. Frank Forte, and Dr. Aryeh Shander, and Sherri […]

Opioid Education for Patients at Discharge

As part of Englewood Health’s opioid awareness efforts, the Opioid Task Force has developed information for patients who will be taking opioid medications after discharge. Effective Wednesday, February 19th, patients discharged from Inpatient Units, Maternal Child Health, Emergency Department, Same Day Surgery and Procedural Units will have information on opioid medications included in their After […]

Key Takeaways from Lung Cancer Grand Rounds

Earlier this month, Lewis Attas, MD, and Mikhail Tismenetsky, MD, pathologist, presented “Clinical Trials in and the Utilization of Molecular Pathology in Lung Cancer,” part of The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center Grand Rounds. Key takeaway: Every effort should be made to establish the genetic alteration status in patients with metastatic non-small cell […]

Safely Ordering MRI for Patients with Implanted Devices

Radiology and Cardiology have created a task force to establish safe protocols for MRI procedures in patients with implanted pacemakers and ICDs. Newer “MRI-conditional” pacemakers and ICDs are engineered to permit safe imaging, and with necessary precautions it is also possible to safely image older MRI-non-conditional device patients under most circumstances. Before MR imaging can […]

New Requirements for Orders of Advanced Imaging Procedures

Message from Mark Shapiro, MD, Chief of Radiology Effective January 1, 2020, federal regulations require all providers to consult a CMS-approved Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM) when ordering certain imaging studies. CDSMs are electronic portals that access appropriate use criteria (AUC) and are being mandated by the federal government in an effort to improve quality […]

Recap from Dr. Brower’s ‘State of the Cancer Center’ 2019

Dr. Steven Brower, Medical Director of The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, delivered his annual State of the Cancer Center presentation yesterday (download slides). Here are some highlights from his presentation: Screening The low-dose CT scan program for the early detection of lung cancer has conducted 1601 scans since 2014 and has diagnosed […]

Reminders About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders

Please review the EH DNR Policy (100.29) and note the following: Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders may be issued where a reasonable option exists on medical grounds not to choose to institute CPR in the event of a cardiopulmonary arrest. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) includes measures to restore cardiac function and/or support ventilation as per the […]

Integrative Medicine Update

October Programs for Patients Interested in Nutrition and Cancer Prevention The Graf Center for Integrative Medicine has released its fall calendar of events and services. Among the programs is a lecture on October 1 specifically for anyone interested in learning how foods can help decrease risk for diseases like breast cancer. In addition, the Graf […]