A patient’s comfort is an important part of their healing, and those treated for cancer at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center experience personal and compassionate care right from the start.
A rapid and conclusive diagnosis is crucial, not only for the patient’s peace of mind, but also to ensure that their treatment plan begins as soon as possible. At Englewood Hospital, a pathologist is always on-site to interpret the results of the Medical Center’s advanced testing techniques so many patients receive a diagnosis for worrysome results in a matter of hours – not days.
Once a diagnosis is made, a team of experts, including oncologists, hematologists, radiologists, surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, nutritionists, and other healthcare professionals take part in designing and implementing a patient’s treatment plan. Treatment plans for new patients who have been diagnosed or who have initiated course of treatment at another hospital also are reviewed and/or reconfirmed by the team, including on-site pathologists. This innovative, multidisciplinary approach to treating each patient extends for the entire length of their treatment.
According to Michael Schleider, MD, Chief of Oncology Services, “Daily multi-disciplinary evaluations are conducted for all patients. This unique process and dedication ensures that the patient receives both the best medical care as well as support for other conditions that commonly impact the quality of life of cancer patients such as pain, fatigue, and lymphedema.”
Englewood Hospital complements its humanistic approach to cancer care with state-of-the-art technology and clinical research to ensure patients receive the highest standard of treatment. It is the only New Jersey hospital with an Aurora Dedicated Breast MRI System: the only FDA-cleared MRI system designed specifically for breast imaging.
For patients seeking the gold standard of care for breast cancer, The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center offers the ultimate in individualized care and quality. It has recently been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) indicating it has met high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, and other safety and quality measures. The Center is fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
Outpatient oncology services at Englewood Hospital have recently moved to a newly designed area of the The Russell and Angelica Berrie Center for Humanistic Care, a modern pavilion connected to the Medical Center that opened in 2004. This new area features an expanded infusion center and comfortable patient treatment areas, which offer convenient access to doctors and nurses.
In addition to outpatient care, Englewood Hospital also provides oncology inpatient services, including radiation therapy services and hospice and home care programs.
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