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2010 Press Releases

For Immediate Release

May 13, 2010

Contact: Kathleen Mathieu
201-939-1844 office
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Englewood Hospital Celebrates Humanism in Patient Care

Four hundred elegantly attired and smiling guests celebrated the fifth anniversary of The Russell and Angelica Berrie Center for Humanistic Care and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s commitment to humanism on May 8 at the Medical Center’s annual Black Tie Gala.

More than $500,000 was raised. “It is the caring nature of people such as our Gala supporters who make the success of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center possible,” said Douglas A. Duchak, president and CEO of the Medical Center. “On behalf of the Medical Center’s extended family, especially our patients, I thank them all.”

The intriguing Pier 60 in New York City set the tone with romantic, spectacular views of the Hudson River as record-breaking winds sculpted the water into mysterious shapes. Guests enjoyed a gourmet cocktail reception with dozens of exceptional offerings and live jazz under the direction of internationally acclaimed guitarist Roni Ben-Hur. A most well-received concert emceed by popular commentator and broadcaster Steve Adubato followed. Sweet Georgia Brown, the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” and The Blues Crusaders and Davell Crawford, “The Piano Prince of New Orleans,” headlined the bill.

Wendy Oxenhorn, from the Jazz Foundation of America, took the stage to play the harmonica in tribute to the hospital’s humanitarian medical program for uninsured jazz musicians. An unexpected “musical moment” occurred when Margaret C. Bridge, executive vice president for Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation, joined Georgia in a brief but remarkable duet on stage. A high-spirited auction of Chianti, Italy, a giclée of an original painting by legendary crooner Tony Bennett, who donated the artwork, went to Michele Bridge, Margaret’s daughter, for the high bid of $1,200.

The gala is a signature event of the Foundation. “With each year, the gala gains increasing importance as the ties between the Medical Center and the community grow even stronger and more meaningful,” said Margaret C. Bridge, “The generosity of our giving community is reflected in the way it supports Englewood. Thank you! You can be sure each gift makes a difference.”

Drs. Sandra and Arnold Gold were recognized for their inspiring leadership in the field of humanism in patient care at this year's annual Black Tie Gala to benefit Englewood Hospital.
L to right: Board Chairman Jay C. Nadel, Beth Nadel, Sandra Gold and Arnold Gold.
President and CEO Douglas A. Duchak, Foundation Executive Vice President Margaret C. Bridge, Myron Rosner of The Russell Berrie Foundation, Liesa Rosner and Board Chairman Jay C. Nadel.
Douglas A. Duchak (left), president and CEO of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and Merri Duchak with Dr. Aryeh Shander (right), president of Englewood Hospital’s Medical Staff.

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.