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Korean Community Health Seminar Focuses on “Depression Across Generations”

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

(Pictured from L to R) Bryant Choi, Volunteer, EHMC; Linda Hong, Volunteer, EHMC; Youngsoo Choi, Volunteer, EHMC; Soyeon Cho, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Dept of Human Services, CUNY; Jo-Ann Venezia, R.N., B.S, MPA, Behavioral Health Program Director, EHMC; Prisca Leigh, Manager, Center for Korean Health & Wellness at EHMC;  Dongsoo Kim, Ph.D.; Changsoo Jung, Rev., EHMC. (Photo Courtesy: Englewood Hospital)

(Englewood, NJ, February 27, 2014) – The Center for Korean Health & Wellness at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) recently hosted a free “Korean Community Health Seminar,” focused on depression as it relates to the Korean-American community and its culture.  

Korea has one of the highest rates of suicide in the world. Behavioral health professionals remarked bicultural issues can be a contributing factor in relation to depression morbidity among Korean immigrants.

The event drew a crowd of more than 60 people and was the third in a lecture series that spotlights the diagnosis, treatment and management of behavioral health-related illnesses.

Four bi-lingual speakers conducted the presentations in Korean. 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.