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2010 Press Releases

For Immediate Release

 Contact:  Sandra Sgambati                              Cynthia Valentino
                  201-894-3386                                201.894.3486

                  Sandra.Sgambati@ehmc.com        Cynthia.Valentino@ehmc.com

Englewood Nurses Achieve Honors
Special events planned in honor of Nurses Week, May 6 -12

Englewood, NJ May 5, 2010 – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (www.englewoodhospital.com) is proud to announce that two nurses have been recognized for their commitment to education and the nursing profession. Honorees Maryelena Vargas and Brenda Marshall both work at Englewood Hospital’s Center for Nursing Practice where they help colleagues and nursing students to reach their professional goals.

Maryelena Vargas, RN, IBCLC, Executive Director Center for Nursing Practice:
Vargas’ symposium titled, “Creating a Culture of Inquiry: Supporting Hospital-wide Evidence-Base Practice,” has been accepted for presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 21st International Nursing Research Congress. In accepting the symposium, Sigma Theta Tau International said “this is an excellent reflection of current nursing research and timely issues.” Vargas lives in Tenafly with her family.

Brenda Marshall, BA, MS, MSN, EdD, APN, Director of Evidence Based Practice:
Marshall has been named a Finalist in the Teaching category of the 2010 Nursing Spectrum Nursing Excellence program. Colleagues recognize Marshall for her commitment to education and for “going great lengths to make sure each individual develops competencies and confidence.” Brenda and her family live in Wayne, NJ.

Patients at Englewood Hospital can be confident that they’re being cared for by highly-skilled, professional nurses. The Medical Center is among only 6% of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet status for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center— and it has received this distinction twice. In addition, 68% of staff nurses and care managers hold either a BSN or MSN in nursing—far exceeding the national average.

Nurses Week 2010
To honor its nurses, Englewood Hospital hosts an awards ceremony during Nurses Week to recognize individual nurses for excellence in All-Around Practice Excellence, Humanitarianism, Research, Leadership, and more. The Medical Center—and its nurses—are always gratified to hear about the many ways nurses make a difference in the lives of patients and their families and invites area residents who were cared for by a special nurse to send a letter about their experience.

The Medical Center will also host a special musical treat for nurses and the local community on May 13th at 2pm in the Chiang Auditorium. “Hey Florence!” is a musical that offers a hilarious, poignant look at the day-to-day life of nurses. The show highlights the courage, humor and hopes of today’s nurses and includes songs like “Someone’s Gotta Do It,” about the difficult and messy jobs nurses take on and “I Need Chocolate,” which needs no explanation!

Admission is free. Everyone is welcomed to attend this special community event.

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.