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2010 Press Releases

For Immediate Release


Sandra Sgambati                                Cynthia Valentino
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Englewood Hospital’s Chief Nurse Executive Receives
NJ State Nurses Association Award for Excellence
Recognized for outstanding commitment to the advancement of nursing professionals

Englewood Hospital’s Chief Nurse Executive Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services, was chosen as the recipient of the “2010 C.A.R.E.S Award for Excellence in Support of Nurses” award.

Englewood, NJ March 17, 2010 – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (www.englewoodhospital.com) is proud to announce that it chief nurse executive Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services, is the recipient of the “2010 C.A.R.E.S Award for Excellence in Support of Nurses” award.  It is the New Jersey State Nurses Association’s highest award bestowed on nurse professionals.

The “Award for Excellence in Support of Nurses” recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence in their ability to support nurses by creating a positive, empowering work environment and encouraging educational opportunities that promote improvement to nursing practice.  The New Jersey State Nurses Association offers annual “Awards in CARE-ing” in five major areas: (C) Clinical Practice, (A) Administration, (R) Research, (E) Education, and (S) Support.

“Fostering a positive work environment and promoting education and advancement for our nurses is crucial to the delivery of patient care,” said Douglas Duchak, President and CEO of the Medical Center. “Edna remains a tireless advocate for nursing professionals and we are thrilled that her ongoing efforts are so admirably recognized by her professional peers.” 

Cadmus is senior vice president of patient care services at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, an acute care, community-teaching hospital. In this role, her responsibilities include managing nursing services, pharmacy, home care, hospice, and the on-site generic B.S.N. program.  This recognition of nursing excellence is awarded to less than four percent of the medical centers across the country. A certified nurse administrator through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Cadmus is a past recipient of the New Jersey Governor’s Nursing Merit Award for Advanced Nursing Administration, as well as the 2000 Tribute to Women in Industry Award from the YWCA of Bergen County. She is a fellow for the Wharton Nurse Executive Program for 2003.  She is the past-president for the Organization of Nurse Executives and on the nurse executive constituency group for the New Jersey Hospital Association. Cadmus is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the New Jersey State Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. A 1976 graduate of William Paterson with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, she holds a Master of Arts in nursing education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Doctorate from Adelphi University.

To learn more about Englewood Hospital and its nursing professionals and programs, visit the nursing section at www.englewoodhospital.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 surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, pathology and critical care medicine.  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 four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned twice by its nursing staff.