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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Celebrates National Solidarity Day

-Arnold P. Gold Foundation Event Highlights Importance of Compassionate Patient Care-

(Pictured L to R) Madelyn Pearson, MA, RN, CNE-A, Sr. Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, EHMC; Lynn White, M.D., Director, Gold Humanism Honor Society; Warren Geller, President and CEO, EHMC; Michael Pietrowicz, Sr. Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, EHMC. (Photo Courtesy of Englewood Hospital)

(Englewood, NJ, February 28, 2014) -- Humanism in medicine is in the spotlight at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, where staff members recently celebrated the fourth annual Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care.

The movement was initiated by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which works with healthcare professionals in training and in practice to infuse a culture of respect, dignity and compassion for patients and practitioners.

GHHS National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Care was initially inspired by the actions of the trauma surgeon who first treated Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords following the 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona. He said the most important thing he did that day was to take Congresswoman Giffords’ hand and tell her that she would be cared for.

“We are honored to unite with healthcare teams nationwide to raise awareness about the importance of humanism in medicine on GHHS National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Care,” said Warren Geller, President and CEO of EHMC. “It is our mission to provide the community with medical excellence and compassionate care in a humanistic environment. We promise to continue to set the standard and seek new ways to bring empathy, sensitivity and high-quality care to the bedside of every patient.”

To mark the event, the Medical Center provided educational resources and free Solidarity Day bracelets to patients, visitors and employees. Staff members were also on hand to discuss EHMC’s role in the mission to continuously enhance and improve the patient experience through individualized care. 

“The Gold Humanism Honor Society and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation are extremely fortunate to have a community partner who is so deeply committed to compassionate patient care,” said Lynn White, MD, Director of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. “We appreciate that Englewood Hospital and Medical Center staff sees it as a priority to recognize this national day of awareness.”

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating February 14 as National Solidarity Day. The resolution, S res.350, was sponsored by Senators Booker (NJ-D), Menendez (NJ-D) and Kirk (R-Ill.) and was unanimously approved by the senate. 

 

 
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.