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Clinical Team from Englewood Hospital Travels to the 
Dominican Republic to Provide Free Care to Children

(From L to R) Lee Eisenberg, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon, Englewood Hospital; Robin Brody, MD, Otolaryngologist, Englewood Hospital; Pam Wiest, CRNA, Englewood Hospital; Janet Trinidad, CRNA, Englewood Hospital; Greg Lobel, MD, Anesthesiologist, Englewood Hospital.

(Englewood, NJ, December 4, 2013) – A team of otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons,  anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists from Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) recently returned from a volunteer surgical trip to the Dominican Republic, where they helped to treat more than 300 children and performed 74 surgeries on 52 children.

The trip was coordinated by Healing the Children New Jersey, a non-profit organization that provides free medical care to children in the state and worldwide. The clinicians were among other health professionals who traveled at their own expense to treat patients and share their expertise with local medical teams during local clinic visits.

“The emotional reward for us in participating on these missions lasts for many months,” said Lee Eisenberg, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon at EHMC. “It is wonderful to be able to help these children, who otherwise would not have access to medical 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.  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.