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Korean Community Health Seminar Focuses on Treatment and Management of Dementia

-Center for Korean Health & Wellness at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Hosts Free Event-

(Pictured from L to R) Lisa Hwang, Graduate Intern, Center for Korean Health & Wellness at EHMC; Kristen Kim, Graduate Intern, Center for Korean Health & Wellness at EHMC; Youngsoo Choi, Volunteer, EHMC; Prisca Leigh, Manager, Center for Korean Health & Wellness at EHMC;  Yun Beom Choi, MD; Hallie Hyun Ja Jun, RN; Jo-Ann Venezia, R.N., B.S, MPA, Behavioral Health Program Director, EHMC; Phyllis L. Capiaghi, MAS, RN-BC, Behavioral Health Patient Care Director, EHMC. (Photo Courtesy: Englewood Hospital)

(Englewood, NJ, September 30, 2013) – The Center for Korean Health & Wellness at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) recently hosted a free “Korean Community Health Seminar,” focused on dementia as it relates to the Korean-American culture. The event drew a crowd of more than 150 people and was the second in a lecture series that spotlights the diagnosis, treatment and management of behavioral health-related illnesses.

Bi-lingual speakers conducted the presentations in Korean. Topics included awareness, symptoms, treatment and disease management. Speakers also discussed resources available for families who provide care to loved ones who are diagnosed with dementia and other forms of the disease.

Attendees had an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session and enjoyed a complimentary lunch in between presentations.

 
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.  Its Vascular Fellowship Program has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  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 six-percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.