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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Goes Blue to Help Fight Colon Cancer

-March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month-

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center employees show off their blue threads on “National Dress in Blue Day,” in an effort to raise awareness about colon cancer prevention. (Photo Courtesy: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center)

(Englewood, NJ, March 17, 2014) – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) employees joined the Colon Cancer Alliance’s national movement to help raise awareness and promote prevention of colon cancer by showing off their blue threads on “Dress in Blue Day.”

According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death. The “Dress in Blue Day” campaign aims to boost awareness and prevention to reduce those alarming statistics.

“Through screening, colon cancer can be prevented if caught early,” said Lori Villa, Special Events Planner at EHMC. “Englewood Hospital employees are proud to join in this nationwide effort to educate patients and their loved ones about the disease.”

To mark the event, the Medical Center provided resources and free colon cancer awareness bracelets with colonoscopy reminders to patients, visitors and employees.

 

 
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.