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2010 Press Releases

DECEMBER, 2010

Contact:

Sandra Sgambati
201-894-3386
Sandra.Sgambati@ehmc.com

For Immediate Release

Englewood Hospital Ranked Nationally for Clinical Excellence
Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety in Stroke Care #3
in New Jersey for Cardiac Care  
 

Englewood, New Jersey, December 15, 2010 – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (englewoodhospital.com) has been recognized once again for its delivery of outstanding medical care, earning both state and national recognition in the CareChex® 2011 release of America’s Top Quality Hospitals. The Medical Center achieved a top 10% in the nation designation for patient safety in stroke care and is ranked #3 in the state of New Jersey for medical excellence in cardiac care.

Englewood Hospital was awarded the highest quality rating in the cardiac care clinical category for the state of New Jersey. This includes recognition for medical excellence in treating medical conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, chest pain, and atherosclerosis and non-major surgeries such as angioplasty, stents, and pacemaker implants performed in the inpatient setting. In addition, the Medical Center was ranked in the top 10% nationwide and top 10% statewide for patient safety in stroke care. The stroke care category includes medical conditions such as stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, and transient ischemia.

“Englewood Hospital’s dedicated team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers consistently delivers outstanding clinical outcomes for our patients,” said Douglas Duchak, President and CEO of the Medical Center. “We are extremely proud to be recognized by an independent ratings company like CareChex; it reaffirms that we are providing our patients with the very best care.”

Numerous Quality Distinctions
The CareChex award is the latest among many cardiac excellence achievements and recognitions earned by the Medical Center. Our Cardiac Program is proud to hold the following distinctions:

•HealthGrades® five-star rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery for two consecutive years (2010-2011), Top 10 in NJ for Cardiac Surgery

•HealthGrades® five-star rated for Treatment of Heart Attack for three consecutive years (2009-2011), Top 10 in NJ for Cardiology Services

• J.D. Power and Associates® “An Outstanding Cardiovascular Experience” (2010)

•Ranked #1 with a 100% survival rate in isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery – a perfect record – in the past four Cardiac Surgery Report Cards by the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

•Ranked #1 in New Jersey and #3 in the U.S. for 30-day Heart Attack Survival Rate by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (based on CMS Data for Medicare patients discharged between July 2006 and June 2007)

About CareChex® and The Delta Group
CareChex® is a hospital quality rating service of The Delta Group — a national healthcare information services company that provides clinical, financial, and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers, and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available hospital quality ratings, CareChex provides a comprehensive evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient satisfaction.  For more information, go online to www.carechex.com.


 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides patients with the highest level of compassionate care through a broad range of state-of-the-art clinical programs and the most advanced treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this thriving, acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in a variety of disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Englewood Hospital is home to a Vascular Fellowship Program that has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of the medical staff at Englewood Hospital serve as faculty members at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the six percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned twice by its nursing staff.