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 Ozawa, all long-time clinical leaders in the program, offered comments and congratulations. More than 200 physicians, friends, and supporters attended the brunch, held at Seasons restaurant. The brunch concluded with a screening of the recent documentary film produced by the bloodless institute, The Birth of Bloodless.
The bloodless program at Englewood Hospital remains the most well-known and successful such program in the world, specifically addressing the needs of patients for whom blood transfusion is not an option. Over the course of 25 years, our clinicians and staff have cared for more than 150,000 patients from across the country and from 50 countries around the globe, with outstanding outcomes. Numerous academic and scholarly works have been published by Englewood physicians, and transfusion practices have been affected around the world due to the pioneering work done at Englewood Hospital over this quarter-century of experience.
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