Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

COVID-19 Conference Call for EH Medical Staff All EH medical staff are invited to join a conference call to learn more about COVID-19, with an emphasis on our preparations. Call will be led by: Stephen Brunnquell, MD, President, EHPN Hillary Cohen, MD, VP, Medical Affairs and Chief of Emergency Medicine Ashwin Jathavedam, MD, Chief of […]

Coronavirus Update 2/19/2020

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV newly renamed COVID-2019) in China is continuing to evolve. While the immediate risk in the US is still considered low, this is a potentially serious public health threat. A multidisciplinary task force at Englewood Health has been established to monitor the situation and implement responses. The following information […]

Coronavirus Update

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China is continuing to evolve. While the immediate risk in the US is still considered low, this is a potentially serious public health threat. A multidisciplinary task force at Englewood Health is monitoring the situation and meeting regularly to ensure we are prepared for any suspected or […]

Treating Flu with Antiviral Medications

Antiviral medications may be a treatment option for patients with the flu. Antiviral medications are different from antibiotics, which fight against bacterial infections. Antiviral medications can prevent flu complications, like pneumonia. The CDC has recommended four FDA-approved antiviral drugs to treat flu this season: Oseltamivir phosphate (available as a generic version or under the trade […]

Epic Best Practice Advisory (BPA) Pop-up for Heart Failure Patients

For patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), a new pop-up BPA (screenshot below) will go into effect on Monday, December 23, to help remind providers to order the following guideline-based heart failure medications: Beta-blocker Ace-inhibitor or an alternative including ARB, ARNI, or Hydralazine plus nitrate Spironolactone Diuretic The CHF BPA will appear on day 3 […]

Explaining to Patients Why They Don’t Need Antibiotics for Flu or a Cold

It’s that time of year when many patients come to the office with the flu or a cold. As part of Englewood Health’s antibiotic stewardship program, the Infectious Disease team reminds providers that antibiotics should not be prescribed for the cold or the flu, which are both viral infections. Antibiotic-resistant germs kill more than 23,000 […]

EH Leaders Attend Press Ganey Patient Experience Conference

Earlier this month, a number of Englewood Health representatives, including Barbara Grygotis, acting Senior Director of Nursing – Med/Surg and Administrative Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Sherri Ozawa, Senior Director of Patient and Family Engagement, attended the Press Ganey National Client and Executive Leadership Conference held in Orlando, Florida. This conference is the largest and […]

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 […]