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Gifts from the Heart Add Warmth to Holiday Season

-Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Volunteers Make 61 Blankets for Patients-

Englewood Hospital volunteers Betty Karlsen and Dorothy Arzonico deliver a handmade quilt to
a patient and her baby at the North Hudson Community Action Corporation Englewood Health
Center. (Photo Courtesy of Englewood Hospital)
 
L to R: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Volunteers Marge Santos, Sigrid Erickson, Betty Karlsen, Dorothy Arzonico, Phyllis Raulerson and Marie Sprankel proudly display their quilts, ahead of delivery to patients at Englewood Hospital. (Photo Courtesy of Englewood Hospital)

(Englewood, NJ, December 14, 2012) – Volunteers at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center recently crocheted dozens of colorful, cozy blankets to deliver to patients just in time for the holiday season. Seven volunteers devoted more than 3,500 hours combined to complete the project, which totaled 61 blankets. Volunteers then hand delivered the gifts to patients at Englewood Hospital and other area health clinics.

“This gesture is exactly what our volunteers are all about,” said Vindra Marsoubian, Volunteer Coordinator at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “We are committed to providing the compassion and comfort Englewood Hospital is known for, and these blankets are a symbol of that dedication. Seeing our patients’ faces light up with the delivery of each blanket lets us know we’re living up to our promise to provide the best care possible, on every level.”

 
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.