The 2000s to Today
At the close of its first century of service, Englewood Hospital had grown to 547 beds—the largest voluntary acute care hospital in Bergen County and the third largest in New Jersey.
Englewood Hospital was fully accredited and about to become a major teaching hospital. A nursing staff of 800 and medical staff of 380 served more than 23,000 admitted patients and nearly 39,000 emergency cases. There were 11,000 operations and some 1,900 babies born. Clinic visits exceeded 15,000 and therapy visits 20,000. Public health nurses made more than 24,000 visits. The hospital’s workforce of more than 1,500 made it the largest employer in the area.
Such massive growth spurred other changes, too. A growing emphasis on quality, patient welfare, and comfort led to the development of a patient advocacy program—a model for the Bergen County area. The hospital also established a discharge-planning program to help ease the transition from hospital to home.
The medical center proudly announced the dedication of its new 90,000-square-foot outpatient pavilion on October 24, 2004. The Russell and Angelica Berrie Center for Humanistic Care became the new home of the breast center, the ambulatory surgery center, a radiology and imaging center, and rehabilitation medicine. The building was designed to accommodate patient convenience, comfort, and privacy.
The Emergency Care Center in the Kaplen Pavilion opened in 2009 to streamline services and create a more private, comfortable, and convenient experience for patients.
On January 1, 2013, Warren Geller was appointed to the role of president and chief executive officer of the medical center. One of his major areas of focus has been the medical center’s modernization plan, including the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center and Family Birth Place. The Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center offers patients coordinated personalized care and seamless screening, imaging, diagnosis, and outpatient treatment services including the Varian TrueBeam, a state-of-the-art technology for safer and more efficient radiation therapy. Construction began in 2013, with a phased opening through 2016. The new Family Birth Place, located in the main inpatient facility, was completed in late 2014, offering eight new labor and delivery rooms and 24 modern postpartum rooms. The family-centered facility is designed to better accommodate new parents and families with more space, privacy, and amenities.
In 2015, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center announced a strategic affiliation with Hackensack University Health Network.