Where music and healing come together
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center partnered with Bergen Community College to bring jazz to our community on August 9, 2015. Dr. Michael Harris, chief medical officer at Englewood Hospital, spoke about the medical center’s long-standing commitment to jazz musicians, including recognizing the legacy of Dizzy Gillespie, a jazz musician and patient at Englewood Hospital who wanted to provide support to fellow musicians, and the role of Dr. Frank Forte in establishing the Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund. To date it has provided more than $5 million of free medical care to jazz musicians. Forte’s Corner, located in the hospital’s main entrance, is also available for jazz musicians to play the piano or bring their own instruments for a mid-day musical interlude.