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2013 Press Releases

Santa and Friends Make Holidays Merry for Englewood Hospital Patients

-Fort Lee Police Department Teams Up with Medical Center to Deliver Gifts and Cheer

(Santa, Cookie Monster, Scooby-Doo, Elmo and Tigger delivered toys to pediatric patient Liza Savinon and her mother, Jeanette Savinon. (Photo Courtesy: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center)

(Englewood, NJ, December 23, 2013) – Pediatric patients at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) enjoyed a surprise visit from The Fort Lee Police Department, Santa Claus and friends, who were all on hand to deliver toys, candy canes and smiles – just in time for the holidays.

Children received dolls, stuffed animals, sports gear and games. Afterwards, the merry-makers stopped in to visit patients and staff in EHMC’s Dialysis and Infusion Centers.

“We are so grateful to the Fort Lee Police Department for keeping this fun tradition alive every year,” said Lori Villa, Community Affairs Coordinator at EHMC. “A visit from Santa and other well-loved characters helps to boost the spirits of our patients and staff, no matter what the age.”

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.