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For Immediate Release

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Hosts FREE Sports Concussion Clinic

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Englewood, NJ, July 15, 2011 - Englewood Hospital and Medical Center will host a free sports concussion clinic for parents, coaches and student athletes. 
The free clinic will be held from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 3, at the Chiang Auditorium at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, 350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ. Call 1-866-980-3462 to register.

Experts from Englewood Hospital’s Concussion Treatment Center will discuss concussion, treatment, warning signs, fact, fiction and more. The seminar is presented by Dr. Thomas Bottiglieri, a Board Certified Sports Medicine specialist.  Other presenters include Dr. David Istvan, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Englewood Hospital,  Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and NFL greats Bruce Harper and Harry Carson.

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can result from a fall, a bump or blow to the head that can change the way your brain normally functions. Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 135,000 sports- and recreation-related TBIs each year, including concussions, among children ages 5 to 18. Athletes who have had a concussion are at increased risk for another concussion, and children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and recover longer than adults.

 
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.