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Englewood Hospital Hosts Fourth Annual Patient Blood Management Conference

-Event Features Health Experts from Across the Nation -

((Pictured L to R) Eleftherios C. Vamvakas, MD, Ph, D MPH; Nabil Hassan, MD;
Julie Katz Karp, MD; Sherri Ozawa, RN, Clinical Director, The Institute for
Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, Englewood
Hospital and Medical Center; Tim J. McMahon, MD, PhD
(Photo Courtesy of Englewood Hospital)

(Englewood, NJ, November 8, 2012) – The Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center recently hosted its fourth annual “Medical Education Day,” which drew approximately 125 healthcare providers from across the nation. This year’s conference focused on “The Role of Patient Blood Management in Education and in Practice,” which highlighted the positive impact of patient blood management programs implemented at healthcare institutions.

“We were excited to have some of the most prominent scientists and clinicians in the emerging field of Patient Blood Management here to share their experience and data with our attendees,” said Sherri Ozawa, RN, Clinical Director for The Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “This type of event further establishes Englewood Hospital’s leadership role in clinical education and reinforces our worldwide reputation for progress in this arena.”

Physicians and nurses from around the country gathered at Englewood Hospital to attend the event. Speakers presented on multiple topics, including groundbreaking research that may lead to better patient outcomes, the importance of education for the next generation of caregivers and how the implementation of blood management strategies can benefit clinicians, their practices and their patients.

 
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.   Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.