World Health Organization Advisor Named Chief of Emergency Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

January 7, 2015 — Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has appointed Hillary Cohen, MD, as its new chief of emergency medicine.

In this role, Dr. Cohen will oversee the clinical and administrative operations of the emergency department, a 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, which sees nearly 50,000 patient visits a year. The emergency department also operates the EHMC Emergency Medical Services, providing a key point of contact between the hospital and its surrounding communities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Cohen to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center,” said Warren Geller, its president and CEO. “She will be instrumental in promoting our vision of being the provider of choice for patients, families, and other physicians in the area and ensuring high-quality, humanistic care for patients in times of distress.”

“I am extremely excited to be joining Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and returning to my community,” said Dr. Cohen, a native of northern New Jersey. “When an ambulance picks up a patient with an emergency, I want that person to feel safe and confident that they are in the trusted hands of their community hospital. Being in an emergency room can be one of the most stressful times for patients and their loved ones, and we want to ensure that they have a positive experience.”

Dr. Cohen most recently served as vice chairman for clinical operations at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Before joining Maimonides in 2008, Dr. Cohen held clinical appointments in the emergency medicine departments at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center.

Deeply committed to global health issues, Dr. Cohen has served on projects in numerous regions abroad, including Africa, Thailand, and India, to deliver direct clinical care and participate in broader public health initiatives. She continues to serve as a technical consultant on international projects with the World Health Organization.

After receiving her BS and MD from the University of Michigan, Dr. Cohen completed her emergency medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. She later earned a Master of Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and completed a fellowship in international emergency medicine, also at Columbia.