About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center


2010 Press Releases

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Maria Margiotta
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For Immediate Release


Englewood, NJ, December 13, 2010 – Englewood Healthcare System welcomes five new members to its Board of Trustees.  Newly appointed members to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s Board of Trustees are In Jin (“IJ”) Choi and Steven E. Siesser, and newly appointed Englewood Hospital Foundation Trustees are Andrew M. Clarke, Merle Fish, and Steven M. Kaplan.

In Jin (“IJ”) Choi is Founder and President and CEO of Nuvico, Inc., a worldwide leading provider of digital video surveillance products. Nuvico is based in Englewood, NJ.  Previously, he worked in banking for Citibank in Seoul and in various family-owned businesses in both Korea and in the United States. He graduated from Seoul National University and received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Asiana Bank, a local community bank with branches in Fort Lee and Palisades Park, NJ.  Mr. Choi and his family have lived in Tenafly for the past four years and previously lived in Leonia for 17 years. Both his children were born at Englewood Hospital.

Attorney Steven E. Siesser is a member of Lowenstein Sandler PC, a law firm in Roseland, NJ. He is Co-Head of the firm's New York City Office and is Chairman of the firm's Specialty Finance Group, through which he represents investment funds. Mr. Siesser is ranked among industry leaders and frequently serves as a media spokesperson for ongoing market trends and SEC regulatory updates. His commentary has appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek, among other news outlets, and he also has served as a legal commentator on CNBC's "On the Money", Bloomberg News and Fox News.  Mr. Siesser also has served as an Adjunct Professor of Mergers and Acquisitions at Seton Hall University School of Law.  Mr. Siesser lives in Demarest with his wife and three children.

Andrew “Mike” Clarke and his wife Charlotte both lived in Englewood until they were married in 1966.  They then moved to Demarest where they raised two daughters.  Mike has worked in his family’s real estate business, AJ Clarke Real Estate, in New York City for the past 45 years.  Mike is a licensed real estate broker in both New York and New Jersey and is a member of several professional realty organizations.

Merle Fish lives in Englewood with her husband, Fred, a fellow Syracuse University alumnus. They have been married 43 years and have two children - a daughter, Nikki Nudelman, who lives in Boston with her husband and two daughters, and their son, Andrew, who works in the family business, The Real Estate Equity Company.  Mrs. Fish has a master’s degree from Columbia University and has used her skills to serve the community. She is an active trustee on the UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey Foundation Board. She is also the past president of the UJA Women’s Division and was the chair of the recent Major Gifts Dinner. In addition to her local commitment, Mrs. Fish served on National UJA boards for more than a decade. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades and is very involved with many special events for the Center, including Lavish Lunches and the Maccabi Games.

Steven M. Kaplan is a founding partner of Kaplan & Levenson, LLP, a law firm in New York City with offices in Hackensack that focuses on corporate and business litigation, intellectual property, licensing and real estate. Mr. Kaplan graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law as a member of the Moot Court team and graduate of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. He received his B.B.A. Cum Laude from the School of Government and Business Administration at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Kaplan has achieved Martindale Hubbell's highest rating of AV in an evaluation of his skills and ethics by other members of the bar and the judiciary. He serves as a legal expert for the “Crier Today” show on Court TV.  Mr. Kaplan, a graduate of Tenafly High School, currently lives in Demarest with his wife and two daughters.

About The Board of Trustees
The Boards of Trustees at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and the EHMC Foundation are comprised of a volunteer group of community and professional leaders who are entrusted with the responsibility and authority to ensure that the institution fulfills its mission and vision through the oversight of its strategic, financial and operating plans.  Also, trustees help to ensure that comprehensive medical services are being delivered in a quality manner consistent with the needs of the community.

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.