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2012 Press Releases


Seminar Highlights Latest Advancements in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Care

- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Hosts Free Event for Families Living with IBD-

(Pictured L to R) Michael T. Harris, MD, Chief of Surgery and Surgical Services; Keith J. Benkov,
MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Nanci Pittman, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Dr. Kenneth
P. Rubin, Adult Gastroenterologist, Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (Photo Courtesy of Englewood Hospital)

(Englewood, NJ, December 7, 2012) – The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center hosted a free seminar on the latest advancements in treating and managing Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis, focused on pediatric age groups. The event, “Updates in Crohn’s and Colitis for Families: Children, Adolescents and Young Adults,” drew a crowd of approximately 40 people.

A panel of nationally-recognized pediatric and adult IBD specialists from Englewood Hospital and Mount Sinai discussed a wide variety of topics, including genetics, new research and treatments, surgical and non-surgical breakthroughs and the transition from pediatric to adult IBD care.

“This event is part of our team’s ongoing commitment to educate and support those living with these two debilitating diseases,” said Michael T. Harris, Chief of Surgery and Surgical Services at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “We are thrilled to continue to provide our patients and their families with world-class IBD care right in the comfort of our community.”

Attendees had the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with members of the panel, following the seminar. Just last year, Congress declared the first week of December “Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week,” in an effort to promote awareness about these two diseases, which primarily affect young children and teens.

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.