About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center


2011 Press Releases

For Immediate Release

May 4, 2011

Contact: Kathleen Mathieu, 201-694-0384 text or cell; kmathieu@trwg.com.          

Englewood Hospital’s Annual Black Tie Gala is a Record-Breaking Success

“The best is yet to come,” predicts the Chairman of the Board

Partners in Caring
Maggie and Bill Kaplen, whose lead gift launched the capital campaign to build The Kaplen Pavilion, with Beth and Touchstone Award recipient Jay C. Nadel. The Kaplens were the first people to receive the award, which was established in their honor in 2004.
Left to right: Bill Kaplen, Maggie Kaplen, Beth Nadel and Jay C. Nadel.
Celebrating Exceptional Leadership, Extraordinary Caring
EHMC Foundation Chairman, Honoree EHMC Board Chairman Jay C. Nadel and EHMC President and CEO Douglas A. Duchak at the Foundation’s remarkably successful 2011 Black Tie Gala on April 30. The event, the most successful ever sponsored by the Foundation, brought in the record-breaking sum of $1.2 million.

Exceeding the expectations of dear friends and other generous supporters may be a daunting task for some institutions, but that was most certainly not the case at the year’s largest—and grandest ever—fundraiser to benefit programs and services at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Few expected the news that President and CEO Douglas A. Duchak had the obvious pleasure of announcing: revenue from the fundraiser, a whopping $1.2 million, had exceeded that from any previous Gala.In addition, the total number of guests—700—at the Gala on Saturday, April 30 at Pier Sixty in New York City was also record-breaking.

The excitement of being at a milestone event was punctuated by another thrilling bit of news. The capital campaign to fund The Kaplen Pavilion, Lifeline to Tomorrow: Our Campaign to Build an Emergency Care Center, reached its goal of $30 million during the week leading up to the Gala.

“Exceeding expectations is something for which Englewood Hospital is well known,” said Mr. Duchak. “This has been made possible by the people who form its very core—our trustees, physicians, donors, employees, volunteers, our patients and their families, all of our supporters. We often call them our Circle of Caring. I can’t think of a better description or term of endearment.

“I believe this year’s Gala marked the beginning of an even more extraordinary chapter in Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s history. To everyone who has helped us reach this pivotal moment, I express the deepest gratitude and appreciation on behalf of each patient we serve and request your continuing support. You can be sure that all you do for our Medical Center makes a difference.”

Of notable importance was the honoree, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s Board of Trustees Chairman Jay C. Nadel. Many guests were there to recognize his contribution to the Medical Center during his five-year tenure, leading the Board at a time when the Medical Center achieved financial stability, growth, expansion and unprecedented successes in many areas, including quality and patient satisfaction.

The presentation to Mr. Nadel of the Touchstone Award, the highest honor bestowed for commitment and dedication to the Medical Center and the community it serves, was a highlight of the evening. Foundation Chairman Richard J. Kurtz and Mr. Duchak presented the award with the honoree’s family, spouse Beth and children Leslie, Hillary and Ross, in close attendance. Mr. Nadel, the subject of countless congratulatory remarks on and off-stage, used his time at the podium to praise the institution that has become a focal point of his life and an enormous source of pride and devotion. “The best is yet to come,” promised the dynamic and dedicated Chairman.

The program ended with a hilarious performance by the multi-talented Howie Mandel, whose improvisational humor brought down the house. The comic, producer, actor and TV host par excellence digressed from his comic routine for his own warm words of congratulations, impressed, he said, by what he had learned about Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “You should be very proud. Congratulations,” said Mandel, seemingly caught up in the moment.

For more information: Visit The Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation website.

Lifeline to Tomorrow: Our Campaign for an Emergency Care Center

May 7, 2007
The campaign to build The Kaplen Pavilion is officially launched with the announcement of a lead gift from philanthropists Maggie and Bill Kaplen.

March 13, 2008
An official groundbreaking is held. Work commences immediately on a two-story building that will eventually be a 60, 000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility.

September 19, 2009
The Kaplen Pavilion is dedicated, opening the next week to accolades from the community and the medical community.

May 2010
The Russell Berrie Foundation awards the Medical Center a $1.5 million challenge grant.

April 30, 2011
Successful completion of the Campaign announced at the Foundation’s annual Black Tie Gala. $30 million goal reached through the support of many benefactors and friends.

The Kaplen Pavilion

First Floor
35,000 square-foot emergency care center; three times larger than previous emergency department.

  • 40 private treatment rooms.

  • All rooms equipped for treating critically ill patients. Any patient can be treated in any


  • Treatment rooms are configured in three sections to provide comfort and efficiency to

    patients, caregivers and loved ones.

  • Treatment rooms, which situate patients in close proximity to caregivers, feature natural

    light, comfortable seating, privacy and flat screen TVs.

  • Numerous nursing stations.

  • Fast track triage and treatment for adults and children.

  • Dedicated state-of-the-art imaging center located inside the emergency care center is

    staffed 24-7.

  • Specially equipped trauma/resuscitation room with two bays.

  • Separate entrance for ambulances.

  • Four designated pediatric rooms with juvenile décor and interactive entertainment.

  • Four specially equipped behavioral health rooms.

  • SANE suite for victims of sexual assault.

  • Consultation areas and bereavement room.

  • Special decontamination and isolation facilities.

  • Designed for response to disasters and bio-terrorism.

  • Advanced communications with incoming ambulance crews and paramedics.

  • Spacious, well-appointed waiting areas with children’s playroom.

  • Free valet parking 24-7.                                                                                              

Second Floor
22-bed, state-of-the-art acute care unit for orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery patients.

    • 24,000 square-foot space provides for a comfortable, efficient setting for post-op care.

    • Designed with family-centered care in mind.

    • Numerous care team stations place staff close to patients.

    • Specially trained caregivers skilled in areas such as pain management, physical therapy

      and patient and family education.

    • Specialized equipment and technology.

    • Private bathrooms with handrails, elevated toilets and special showers.

    • Specialty furniture designed for surgical patients, such as upholstered “high chairs.”

    • Generously sized private rooms with natural light, home-like furnishings and flat screen


    • Attractive, wood-tone cabinetry in patient rooms obscures equipment when not in use.

    • Welcoming dayroom for patient education and other group sessions.

    • Gracious interior design and pleasant décor throughout.

    • Attractive, well-lit hallways and common areas.

    • Rehab gym.


    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.