6th Annual Englewood Health Research Day: Request for Abstracts

The 6th Annual EH Institution-Wide Research Day will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020. All members of the Englewood Hospital community are invited to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral or poster presentation. Residents, students, nurses, faculty members, and staff are encouraged to submit their scholarly activity in abstract form. Abstracts accepted […]

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Hospital News

Update on Merger with Hackensack Meridian Health: Message from Warren Geller

Dear Colleagues, Since we announced in October our plans to join the Hackensack Meridian┬áHealth┬ásystem, the excitement and promise of this merger have reverberated throughout both organizations. I am pleased to announce we have officially launched the Office of Integration and Transformation (OIT), a joint effort between us and Hackensack Meridian┬áHealth. This office will be the […]

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Clinical Services, Englewood Health Physician Network

Cervical Cancer Update from Dr. Steven Brower

A Message from Dr. Steven Brower, Medical Director of The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center and Chief of Surgical Oncology and HPB Surgery. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and I am pleased to share with you more information on how we address this health challenge at The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and […]

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Information Technology

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

As part of our commitment to provider convenience and patient safety, Englewood Health is implementing Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS), effective January 20, 2020. EPCS will allow you to prescribe controlled substances through Epic routed to an EPCS-authorized pharmacy. In accordance with NJ law, each provider needs to enroll in the system through a […]

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Clinical Services, Englewood Health Physician Network, Information Technology

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 […]

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Quality and Population Health

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 […]

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Events, Recognition

‘Lifesavers Awards’ Celebrate EMS, ED Teams

Earlier this month, the hospital hosted the Lifesavers Awards to recognize the work of EMS, the Emergency Department, and other providers involved in the emergency care of patients. The event highlighted five teams for their efforts responding to specific patient emergencies, with awards presented by EMS and ED leadership. Patient Story #1 While on a […]

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Quality and Population Health

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 […]

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Clinical Services

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 […]

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Clinical Services, Inpatient Care

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 […]

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