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2011 Press Releases

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Contact:  Sandra Sgambati
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Englewood Hospital President Doug Duchak Honored for Commitment to Community Outreach Efforts

Englewood, NJ (April 13, 2011) – Douglas A. Duchak, President and CEO of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, received the FGS Korean Community Center 2011 Appreciation Award at its annual gala dinner recently.  Duchak was recognized for his and for Englewood Hospital’s continued efforts to promote and enhance healthy living initiatives within the Korean community.

“I am honored to be a recipient of the FGS Appreciation Award,” said Mr. Duchak.  “Englewood Hospital is committed to delivering high quality health care to residents in our communities as well as to local community groups to help them attain better health and healthier lifestyles. We are extremely proud of our partnership with FGS to achieve this goal.  Englewood Hospital has steadily gained valuable insights into the culture and healthcare needs of this vibrant, growing community.”

Under Duchak’s leadership, Englewood Hospital’s partnership with FGS began seven years ago in response to the local Korean community’s need for access to regular, affordable healthcare. Since then, Englewood Hospital has consistently shown a firm and longstanding commitment to providing the Korean community with ready access to quality healthcare including early detection and monitoring of chronic illnesses and disorders, diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension monitoring through bi-monthly health screenings, health education seminars and blood collection for lab tests.  Services are provided by Englewood Hospital physicians, nurses and other medical professionals. More than 8,000 Korean Americans have received health services through this program.

Additional services available at Englewood Hospital include Korean-language patient education classes, educational health programs, and Korean translators to assist patients and families. To help Korean American patients and family members feel at home during their hospital stay, Englewood Hospital’s Drapkin Family Café and in-patient menus offer typical Korean cuisines such as Miso and Seaweed soups. And, several times a year, local youth groups organize performances at Englewood Hospital’s Chiang Auditorium featuring traditional Korean folklore dance and music.

“FGS strives to better serve the health needs of our Korean community and Englewood Hospital has been an integral part in the delivery of regular, quality health services,” said Dr. Key-Eun Ma, President, FGS Korean Community Center. “We are grateful to Mr. Duchak for sharing in our vision of improving the lives of those that we assist at FGS.”

About FGS Korean Community Center
FGS Korean Community Center was founded in 2000 by Dr. Kye-Eun Ma and a group of local senior activists. FGS provides health and wellness programs as well as social, career and cultural services for the local Korean community. The Center was founded on the belief that ensuring good health and independence later in life relies on the life-long efforts of all generations, young and old, and the interdependent community network of support generated by empowering individuals to help themselves as well as others.

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center President and CEO Douglas A. Duchak was recently recognized at the FGS Korean Community Center Gala for his continued efforts to promote and enhance healthy living initiatives within the Korean community.  Pictured from left: Dr. Kye-Eun Ma, President of FGS, Douglas Duchak, President and CEO of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, and Doug Jin Yoon, Chairman of the FGS Board.

About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, 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 acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Its Vascular Fellowship Program has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous awards and accreditations from the Joint Commission, J.D. Power and Associates, HealthGrades, and other organizations.  Englewood Hospital is among the six percent of hospitals nationwide honored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with the prestigious Magnet™ status, the highest recognition for nursing excellence - a distinction earned three consecutive times by our nursing staff.