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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Observes National Solidarity Day

-Arnold P. Gold Foundation Event Highlights Importance of Compassionate Patient Care-

(Pictured L to R) Myron Rosner, Esq., Board Secretary, Arnold P. Gold Foundation; Madelyn Pearson, MA, RN, CNE-A, Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center; Warren Geller, President and CEO, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center; Norman Seiden, Board Vice Chairman, Arnold P. Gold Foundation (Photo Courtesy of Englewood Hospital)

(Englewood, NJ, February 20, 2013) -- The spotlight is on humanistic patient care at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, where staff members recently celebrated the third annual Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation initiated the nationwide movement, which was inspired by the actions of the trauma surgeon who first treated Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords following the 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona. He said the most important thing he did that day was to take Congresswoman Giffords’ hand and tell her that she would be cared for.

Every year since the shooting, healthcare institutions across the United States have joined the effort to highlight the importance of humanism in medicine. Englewood Hospital provided educational resources and free Solidarity Day bracelets to patients and visitors. Staff members were also on hand to discuss Englewood Hospital’s role in the mission to continuously enhance and improve the patient experience through individualized care.

“We were honored to participate again this year in the GHHS Solidarity Day for Compassionate Care,” said Warren Geller, President and CEO or Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “It is an opportunity to recognize the essential balance between clinical excellence and humanistic patient care. Englewood Hospital has built its foundation on this model and we are dedicated to delivering high-quality medical care with the sensitivity, empathy and compassion our patients and their families deserve each and every day.”

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution – initiated by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation - designating February 14 as National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care.

 
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.