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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center to Celebrate Third Annual Solidarity Day

-Event to Highlight Importance of Quality, Compassionate Patient Care-

(Englewood, NJ, February 11, 2013) – This Valentine’s Day, the spotlight is on compassionate patient care at hospitals nationwide. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is among dozens of healthcare institutions gearing up to celebrate the third annual Gold Humanism Honor Society Solidarity Day.

The initiative was inspired by the actions of trauma surgeon, Randall Friese, MD, who first treated Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords following the tragic 2011 Tucson shooting. Dr. Friese said the most important thing he did for Congresswoman Giffords in the emergency room that day was to take her hand and tell her that she would be cared for.

“Solidarity Day is an excellent opportunity to recognize the everyday healthcare heroes who have created a culture of patient-focused, humanistic care here at Englewood Hospital,” said Warren Geller, President and CEO of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “This is our legacy and we remain dedicated to providing patients with the clinical excellence, sensitivity, service and compassion they deserve.”

This year, Englewood Hospital will provide educational resources and free Solidarity Day bracelets to patients and visitors. Staff members will be stationed outside the Medical Center’s Drapkin Family Café between 11am-2pm to discuss Englewood Hospital’s role in the mission to continuously enhance and improve the patient experience.

“Humanism in medicine is a cornerstone of our care,” said Mr. Geller. “We are honored to stand together with other healthcare providers on Solidarity Day and will continue to serve as a model for compassionate, quality care now and in the years to come.”

What: 3rd Annual Solidarity Day

When: 11am-2pm, Thursday, February 14, 2013

Where: The Drapkin Family Café

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is an international initiative of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation comprised of over 15,000 medical students, faculty and administrators recognized for practicing compassionate, patient centered care. GHHS maintains a networked community which shares ideas, resources and support to sustain and advocate for humanism in medicine. For more information about GHHS Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care visit http://bit.ly/SolidarityDay2013

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation works to improve healing and healthcare outcomes by restoring the balance between the cutting edge science of medicine and compassionate, patient centered care. Learn more about their work at www.humanism-in-medicine.org.

 
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.