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2010 Press Releases

For Immediate Release


Kathleen Mathieu                              
201-939-1844 or 201-694-0384                                                                       

Malaak Compton-Rock to Headline Launch of Breakfast Club

Humanitarian, author and international celeb Malaak Compton-Rock will be the featured speaker at the launch of the Breakfast Club of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center on April 27. Ms. Compton-Rock, a world-wide advocate for human justice, community service and volunteerism, will also sign copies of her book, If It Takes a Village, Build One.

“Building a village is no easy task, and it’s an honor to be able to support the Breakfast Club at the beginning of their exciting journey,” Malaak said when asked what prompted her involvement with the group.  “Every mission has a first step, and the enthusiasm and commitment this group has shown towards providing additional care and assistance to patients and their families is the foundation of an enriching collaboration in service to their community.”

The Breakfast Club, which will meet on an occasional basis, is an informal group of service-minded area residents who support the hospital and wish to learn more about ways they can be involved. The event will also be a fundraiser. The Breakfast Club Committee includes Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation board member Susan Silberman, Suellen Freeman, Beth Nadel and Carol Rubin. The Foundation is sponsoring the event.

The get-together will include brunch and a tribute to the volunteer facilitators of the Family Resource Center, a new service located in recently renovated quarters at the hospital. The center provides emotional support and helpful information to patients and their families. The first group of facilitators has been specially recruited and trained to help implement the center’s values of humanism and family-centered care.

The Breakfast Club will meet at the Montammy Golf Club, Route 9W, Alpine, NJ, on Tuesday, April 27 from 10AM to 12Noon. All are welcomed. There is a contribution of $45 for each guest. For reservations, contact Debbie Reid at 201-894-3725 or Debbie.Reid@ehmc.com by April 20.

Image: If It Takes a Village…book cover

More about Malaak Compton-Rock
“Service is the rent we pay for living,” says preeminent children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman; the observation has become the motto by which Malaak Compton-Rock lives her life. In her new book, she gives readers insightful advice, including how to find the right volunteer opportunity, how to get kids involved in a life of service, how to research charities, and how to start a nonprofit, as she did several years ago.

Malaak Compton-Rock lives in New Jersey with her husband, comedian Chris Rock, and their two children. For more information about her life, her humanitarian efforts and her commitment to service, visit angelrockproject.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.