HealtHy you the healthcare magazine for englewood hospital and medical center summer 2010 Are You Ready for (Safe) Summer Fun? & Celebrating Milestones in Bloodless Medicine Compassionate, Comprehensive Care Breast englewoodhospital.com 2010 Black Tie Gala Salutes Humanism in Patient Care The glamour that is New York City was a perfect backdrop on May 8 for the annual Black Tie Gala to benefit Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Guests celebrated the fifth anniversary of The Russell and Angelica Berrie Center for Humanistic Care and the Medical Center’s Angelica Berrie cuts the ribbon at the opening of The Russell and Angelica Berrie commitment to humanism. Center for Humanistic Care in 2004. The affair was held at Pier coincided with a growing relationship Sixty. Guests enjoyed a cocktail between the hospital and The Russell reception and live jazz under the Berrie Foundation. The fruits of direction of guitarist Roni Ben- their combined effort resulted in the Hur, followed by a program and building of The Russell and Angelica concert emceed by the popular Berrie Center for Humanistic Care, an commentator Steve Adubato. outpatient facility that incorporates the Sweet Georgia Brown, the “Last best qualities of humanism. of the Red Hot Mamas,” and This commitment to humanism has The Blues Crusaders and Davell been reaffirmed repeatedly, most notably Crawford, “The Piano Prince of with the opening of The Kaplen Pavilion, New Orleans,” headlined the bill. The Kaplen Pavilion includes 60,000 square feet designed to incorporate the a next-generation facility with a special It was little more than 10 years best practices of humanism in patient care. focus on patient comfort and privacy. ago that Englewood Hospital began a complete overhaul of its physical, emotional, and To find out about upcoming Englewood Hospital Foundation events, spiritual underpinnings by embracing humanism. The initiative visit EnglewoodHospitalFoundation.org. Concierge Care When you or a loved one is in the hospital, the demands of everyday life do not stop. Thanks to the Guest Services Program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, we can coordinate the services you and your family need to restore a sense of normalcy while you heal. Guest services liaisons offer concierge-like “Our guest services liaisons are assistance to make patients feel more at home during here to accommodate any request their stay at Englewood Hospital. Through our liaisons, of patients and their families,” says patients and families have access to an array of specialty Maribel Lopez, Senior Guest Services offerings, including: Liaison at Englewood Hospital. • Books “Knowing needed items are taken care • Car service of allows patients to focus on healing.” • CD/DVD players • Games/puzzles If you or a loved one is at • Gift shop items Englewood Hospital, a guest services • Hair/nail services (payment due at time of service) liaison is available Monday through • Laptop rental with free wireless Internet Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. • Local hotel and restaurant information and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until • Mail/fax services 5:00 p.m. Call (201) 894-3557 or • Massage/aromatherapy e-mail GuestServices@ehmc.com to • Pet care Maribel Lopez, Senior Guest Services Liaison learn more. • Transportation information 2 ¦ HealtHy you Summer 2010 Are You Ready for (Safe) Summer Fun? Referred to as “trauma season” in many hospital emergency departments, summer presents a host of potential dangers not seen during any other season. The good news is by taking a few simple precautions, you can prevent common summer injuries. The following are a few precautions you can take to help avoid accidents and trips to your local emergency department this summer. • Beware leaves of three. Poison oak, ivy, and sumac are all CHECk INTo SuMMER Are you ready for summer? Remember the known to cause an allergic, itchy reaction when exposed to the following checklist to ensure your family’s skin. Though these itchy red bumps or blisters cannot be cured, summer is a safe one: there are ways to lessen the discomfort they inflict while they • Aloe gel • Hydrocortisone cream heal, such as cool showers and over-the-counter calamine lotions. Take the time to educate yourself and your family about the • Bandages • Pain reliever potential plant dangers in your area and what should be avoided. • Bug spray • Portable water bottle • Gear up. “The number of injuries related to leisure activities like • Electric fan • Sunscreen sports, yard work, and home improvements typically increases • Hat • Sunglasses over the summer,” says David Istvan, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “By wearing the appropriate equipment, such as a helmet, eye protection, or knee and elbow pads, children and adults may avoid injuries or lessen the severity of accidents.” • Bug off. Whether you are allergic or not, summer insect bites can be quite frustrating. Arm yourself by using a product containing the ingredient DEET or Picaridin. In the event you or someone you know suffers from a bug bite, a hydrocortisone cream can provide itch relief. Remember: any rash accompanied with a sore throat or fever could signal a serious infection and should be examined by a healthcare professional immediately. • Drink up. Rising temperatures can easily result in dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times and seek shade whenever possible. • Shield yourself. “Too much sun exposure can leave the skin sunburned and irritated,” says Dr. Istvan. “Apply a sunscreen with an SPF [sun protection factor] of 30 or higher every two hours and immediately after swimming or sweating excessively. Lightweight, breathable long-sleeved shirts and pants can also help protect the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.” David Istvan, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine Did you know Englewood Hospital has a new and improved Emergency Care Center? To learn more—and watch a video—visit EnglewoodHospital.com. Summer 2010 HealtHy you ¦ 3 Compassionate, Comprehensive Breast Care The leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is an internationally recognized leader in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. For women diagnosed with breast cancer, the Breast Care Center offers the expertise, advanced methods, and personal support to help them along every step of their journey while facing the disease. The Breast Care Center is Some of the highlights of the Center’s the only breast care facility in continuum of care include: New Jersey—and one of the first • Dedicated breast MRI unit used to nationwide—to be recognized by obtain conventional images and perform the National Accreditation Program MRI biopsy for Breast Centers. The American • Digital mammography, which offers College of Radiology designated clearer images and a greater level of detail the Breast Care Center a Center than traditional film mammography of Excellence, and the Intersocietal • High-Risk Breast Cancer Program Commission for the Accreditation that provides a risk assessment, breast of Magnetic Resonance Laboratories exam, genetic counseling and testing, and accredited the Center for breast magnetic a personalized screening and prevention resonance imaging (MRI). plan for women with increased risk of “One thing that sets us apart is our developing breast cancer ability to perform fine-needle aspiration, • Mammography Screening Center, a a technique for diagnosing cancer. A facility that opened in fall 2009 to allow cytopathologist is always on-site and diagnostic and screening mammography available to perform the test and interpret patients to wait in separate areas the results immediately,” says Dawn • Telephone system that allows screening Hegadorn, Administrative Director mammography patients to access their of the Breast Care Center. “This results within 24 hours allows us to provide patients with a diagnosis before they leave instead of requiring HElPING PATIENTS MAkE CoNNECTIoNS them to return later.” One of the Center’s newest additions is the Volunteer Survivor Program, which pairs individuals who’ve been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer at Englewood Hospital with current patients to share their experiences. “This program helps patients gain a better idea of what to expect during their cancer treatment at Englewood Hospital,” Ms. Hegadorn says. “We want patients to feel comfortable and know our Breast Care Center is a place to find compassionate care as well as top-notch clinical expertise.” For more information about the Center or to download a sign-up form for the Volunteer Survivor Program, visit EnglewoodHospital.com and select 4 ¦ HealtHy you Summer 2010 “The Leslie Simon Breast Care Center.” YouR ANNuAl MAMMoGRAM: TAkE TIME FoR YouRSElF HElPING PATIENTS ACCESS THE Too IMPoRTANT To DElAY SERvICES THEY NEED The Center for Integrative Healing at In November 2009, the United States Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Since January 2010, the Patient Navigator Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) offers many ways for breast cancer patients Program at Englewood Hospital and made some significant changes to its to manage stress and maintain a sense of Medical Center has helped breast cancer breast cancer screening guidelines, well-being during their journey while facing patients access services and programs including a recommendation that women the disease. Some of the services offered available at Englewood Hospital and undergo their first screening mammogram at the Center include acupuncture, holistic Medical Center through the local chapter at age 50 instead of 40. Physicians nutritional counseling, and mind/body of the American Cancer Society (ACS). at The Leslie Simon Breast Care and stress management programs. Patient navigators reach out to all women Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood diagnosed with the disease in order to Hospital and Medical Center believe the Felicia Callagy, Coordinator of the Center, help answer their questions and provide USPSTF’s recommendations have the is a specialist in breast cancer massage, them with information about services potential to confuse women and undermine which removes toxins, increases blood that offer both tangible support, including the progress made during the last 20 years flow, and stimulates deep relaxation for free wigs from Englewood Hospital, and of reducing the breast cancer death rates patients. She also performs lymph drainage emotional support, such as the ACS’ in the United States. therapy for pre- and post-mastectomy Reach to Recovery Program that connects patients that can redirect water in the area patients with survivors. “The USPSTF panel consisted of around the limbs to other parts of the body. government officials rather than breast “A breast cancer patient’s needs change experts, and they relied on outdated “I’m a breast cancer survivor and know over time,” says Cathy Lauer, MS, LCSW, studies to form their recommendations,” only too well how stressful cancer can Patient Navigator at Englewood Hospital says Mindy Goldfischer, MD, Associate be for women who have a lot going on and Director of Patient and Family Services Medical Director and Chief of Breast in their lives,” Ms. Callagy says. “In for the local ACS chapter. “We help women Imaging at the Center. “The screening September, we’ll begin a wellness series find what they need on their journey from guidelines recommended by the American for breast cancer patients. It’s my hope diagnosis through survivorship.” College of Radiology state that women that this service, along with our other should have a mammogram every year programs, will help women take time to beginning at age 40. In addition, women focus on themselves.” with a family history of pre-menopausal breast cancer should be evaluated starting at age 30. Unlike the task force study, these recommendations were made on the basis of peer-reviewed journals and studies to check the recommendations’ validity. Mammography is the only screening tool that is proven to decrease breast cancer death rates. The earlier the disease is detected, the less chance a patient stands of needing aggressive therapy for treatment.” Cathy Lauer, MS, LCSW, Patient Navigator Felicia Callagy, Coordinator, Center for Integrative Healing; Certified Massage Therapist Mindy Goldfischer, MD, Chief of Breast Imaging Summer 2010 HealtHy you ¦ 5 Celebrating Milestones in Bloodless MEDICINE The Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center celebrates The primary mission of The Institute is SHINING ACHIEvEMENTS 15 years of excellence, to care for a population who was medically After the first year, the staff recognized demonstrating the benefits underserved because of their religious beliefs patients treated with the optimal blood of blood management around that required treatment without the use of management approach were ready to blood transfusions. The positive experience discharge more quickly than patients the globe. of caring for this patient population—and receiving conventional care. This realization the accumulating data showing optimal led to the expansion of the bloodless blood management is beneficial for all patients—has expanded The Institute’s medicine approach to all qualifying patients at Englewood Hospital. NEW FuNDING mission to include research and education, creating a new standard of care. Other milestones of The Institute’s first 15 years include: FoR EDuCATIoN “Through The Institute, Englewood • Helping patients from 47 U.S. states The Institute for Patient Blood Management Hospital took on the challenge to provide and 43 countries worldwide and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at bloodless care for patients who desired • Participating in a cardiac Englewood Hospital and Medical Center this option, causing a flood of requests for surgery demonstration recently received $1.49 million in federal treatment from all over the country and the • Receiving a federal grant of funds to provide blood management world,” says Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, $5 million to provide blood education to civilian and military physicians. FCCP, Executive Medical Director of The management training to physicians Administered through the U.S. Army Institute. “Optimal blood management in the U.S. and abroad Medical Research and Medical Command, is only one of many efforts Englewood “In 2000, we began performing cardiac participants will learn how to implement Hospital pursues to ensure patients surgery as part of a state-directed program blood management techniques, collect continually receive care that is on the designed to show how blood conservation data, and instruct physicians in blood cutting edge.” leads to better outcomes,” says Sherri management strategies. Ozawa, RN, Clinical Director of The Institute. “Today, our patient outcomes are CAuSE FoR CElEBRATIoN better than other facilities in New Jersey for Data shows blood management to be more mortality and morbidity, which we feel is due cost effective than transfusions, beneficial in part to our blood management approach.” for patients, and an important technology in combat or after natural disasters when For more information about The blood for transfusions is in short supply. Institute for Patient Blood Management Steve Rothman (D), representing the and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, visit ninth congressional district, has been a Sherri Ozawa, RN, Aryeh Shander, MD, EnglewoodHospital.com. strong advocate of blood management in Clinical Director of FCCM, FCCP Washington, D.C., and announced the grant The Institute funding in January 2010. 6 ¦ HealtHy you Summer 2010 RoBoTIC SuRGERY FoR PRoSTATE CENTER Surgeons at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center offer patients a minimally invasive option for prostatectomy—the da Vinci® Prostatectomy. This robotic-assisted surgical procedure is the No. 1 choice for treatment of localized prostate cancer in the United States. “We’ve perfected our techniques to optimize cancer control while minimizing side effects,” says urologist Richard Lee, MD, Director of In the know: Robotic Surgery at Englewood Hospital. “In addition to less pain, minimal blood loss, and a quicker return to normal activities, robotic Prostate Health prostate surgery results in earlier return of sexual function and urinary continence, a major concern for many patients.” According to the American Cancer Society, one in six men will get prostate cancer in his lifetime. Did you know that routine prostate SuPPoRT FoR A health screenings can spot prostate cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages? loCAl CAuSE The Prostate Health & Awareness Group of If you’re experiencing any difficulty National Prostate Cancer Awareness Week New Jersey (PH&A) was founded by local urinating, including hesitancy, frequent in September. Patients are offered a PSA businessman Mario Roselli, owner of Vero urination, or a sensation of the bladder not screening as well as a digital rectal exam by Uomo Distinctive Men’s Apparel. Their emptying, talk with your physician about an on-staff urologist. mission is to educate men about prostate your prostate health. These symptoms “Through free screenings and health. Eric J. Margolis, MD, FACS, may potentially indicate prostate disease or educational outreach, we want men to urologist on staff at Englewood Hospital prostate cancer. be aware that prostate cancer exists,” and Medical Center, says the group keeps “Men should receive an annual digital says Dr. Andronaco. “If a problem the cause local. rectal exam as well as screening for a is detected, we also want them to prostate-specific antigen [PSA] in the know Englewood Hospital offers the “We’re looking to raise awareness within blood starting at age 50,” says Raymond most modern, effective therapies and our community by advocating education,” Andronaco, MD, Chief of Urology at treatment available.” Dr. Margolis says. “We’re also interested Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. in encouraging preventive alternatives for “Talk with your physician about your risk For a referral to an Englewood Hospital prostate health through nutrition.” factors. Men who are at high risk may need urologist, visit EnglewoodHospital.com or call to begin screening at an earlier age.” 1-866-980-EHMC. Check EnglewoodHospitalFoundation.org While the cause of prostate cancer is for upcoming events sponsored by the unknown, certain risk factors have been PH&A Group and Vero Uumo. The money associated with prostate cancer, including: raised will support prostate health and • Age—risk increases, especially after the education programs at Englewood Hospital age of 50 and in the community. • Race—African-American men are at greater risk • Family history—having a first-degree relative indicates increased risk TAkE CHARGE Englewood Hospital sponsors a free Raymond Andronaco, MD, Richard Lee, MD, Chief of Urology Urologist, Director of screening that is open to the public during Robotic Surgery Summer 2010 HealtHy you ¦ 7 Nonprofit Org. US Postage PAID 350 Engle Street Lynchburg, VA Englewood, NJ 07631 Permit No. 830 Healthy You is a publication of the Marketing and Communications Department of Englewood Hospital. A Healing Space for Families of Patients The new Family Resource Center offers the compassionate support loved ones need when a family member is hospitalized. located near The Drapkin Café, the Center offers a healing space for families of patients to rest, reflect, recharge, and research. “Englewood Hospital provides family- In addition, The Family Resource centered care,” says Michelle Brauntuch, Center serves as an information hub MS, Certified Child Life Specialist at for out-of-town family members in Englewood Hospital. “We take great care need of information related to hotels, of our patients, but our commitment does transportation, and restaurants. not end there. Caring for the patient’s “The Center is a great resource for those family is a major part of the healing who find themselves visiting the hospital process as well. We want to help them unexpectedly,” adds Ms. Brauntuch. “Just cope so they can be there for their loved recently, a couple was vacationing from ones as they recover.” Hawaii when the husband became ill. His wife used the Internet to pay her bills.” MEETING FAMIlY NEEDS The Center is staffed by specially CARE FoR THE CAREGIvERS trained, caring volunteer facilitators. These Family members also can use the Center volunteers offer emotional support as well as to simply rest and relax while a loved one is guidance on how to locate information on receiving care – as an inpatient or outpatient. health and medical topics, hospital services, “We offer a warm, inviting place away from and community resources. the bedside and other traditional waiting For the convenience of visitors, The areas. Families appreciate the tranquil space Center also offers free Internet access, fax, we provide for reading, private conversation, and copy services. and family gathering,” says Ms. Brauntuch. “Family members find our Internet access very useful to research rehabilitation For more information about the Family facilities, medications, and other health- Resource Center at Englewood Hospital, call Specially trained, caring volunteers provide emotional, social, and research support in related issues,” says Ms. Brauntuch. Michelle Brauntuch at (201) 894-3635. the new Family Resource Center.
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