Quality and Population Health

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 […]

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Quality and Population Health

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 […]

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Clinical Services, Information Technology

New Test Codes Available in Epic for Englewood Hospital Lab

In the past, there were a few tests that did not have test codes available in Epic for our Englewood Hospital lab. Because of this, many ordering practitioners used the miscellaneous test code and free texted the test they wanted. The following tests have now been added to the menu. Scleroderma Panel Comprehensive: 350LAB275 Myomarker […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Quality and Population Health

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 […]

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Quality and Population Health

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 […]

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Englewood Health Physician Network, Quality and Population Health

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 […]

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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 […]

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