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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center “Goes Red” to Help Fight Heart Disease in Women

(Englewood, NJ, February 4, 2013) – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center employees joined the American Heart Association’s national movement to help end heart disease and stroke in women by showing off their red threads on the 10th Anniversary of “National Wear Red Day.”

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking the life of one in three every year. The “Go Red for Women” campaign aims to boost awareness and reduce those alarming statistics.

“This is an important cause and the perfect way to kick off American Heart Month,” said Lori Villa, Special Events Planner at Englewood Hospital. “We are proud to be a part of the effort to educate women about the dangers of heart disease and how to prevent it.”

Wearing red is not the only way Englewood Hospital is working to provide support to the community. The Medical Center’s Department of Food and Nutrition Services is helping staff, patients and visitors make heart-healthy choices at meal time.

“For the entire month of February, Englewood Hospital’s Drapkin Family Café will identify foods that are low in sodium and fat and high in fiber,” said Joanne Lewandoski, RD, CDE, Chief Clinical Dietician at Englewood Hospital. “Our registered dieticians and chefs will single out those foods and label them with red hearts. We’ve also posted educational resources in the cafeteria, to encourage everyone to think about their heart health.”

 
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.