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2010 Press Releases

For immediate release
May 10, 2010
Contact: Kathleen Mathieu, 201-939-1844 (office), 201-694-0384 (cell)

Celebrating Englewood Hospital’s “Priceless” Volunteers

The founding members of the Breakfast Club Committee with Malaak Compton-Rock, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center President and CEO Douglas A. Duchak and Board President Jay C. Nadel.

L to r: Douglas A. Duchak, Susan Silberman, Carol Rubin, Malaak Compton-Rock, Suellen Freeman, Beth Nadel and Jay C. Nadel.

“Volunteers don’t get paid because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” Words of wisdom from Malaak Compton-Rock at the launch of the Breakfast Club of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center on April 27. An excited group of 72 guests, mostly area residents, gathered at the Montammy Country Club in Alpine, NJ, to hear the international activist speak and have her sign their copies of her book, If It Takes a Village, Build One.

Ms. Compton-Rock, a world-wide advocate for human justice, community service and volunteerism, traced her commitment to service back to her days as a child, when her parents taught her that giving back and making the world a better place was everyone’s responsibility. Now the mother of three young daughters, she is teaching her youngsters the same values. In fact, that learning is very much hands-on, she explained. For example, her older children have already donated and delivered slightly used toys to children less fortunate than they.

Her desire to be of service to her community—she and husband Chris Rock make their home in Alpine—meant saying “yes” immediately when asked to be part of an Englewood Hospital project. The Medical Center’s reputation as a very fine institution that is doing a great job for the community precedes it, Ms. Compton-Rock said. The get-together included brunch and a tribute to the volunteer facilitators of the Medical Center’s Family Resource Center, which provides emotional support and helpful information to patients and their families.

The Breakfast Club, which will meet on an occasional basis, is an informal group of service-minded individuals who support the hospital and wish to learn more about ways they can be involved. The Breakfast Club Committee, which continues to grow, includes Debra Bacharach, Suellen Freeman, Virginia Lewis, Beth Nadel, Carol Rubin, Sweta Shah and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation board member Susan Silberman.

Photo courtesy Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation.

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.