About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

History: 2000

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 our world-renowned Cytodiagnosis and Breast Care Center, the Ambulatory Surgery Center, which includes seven highly sophisticated surgical suites and a minor treatment room, a Radiology and Imaging Center with the most advanced all-digital imaging services that provide pinpoint-accurate results in minutes, and Rehabilitation Medicine for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation therapy. The building was designed to accommodate patient convenience, comfort, and privacy. The project includes a stunning new lobby, which provides access to both the Berrie Center and the existing building, a Japanese healing garden, a new Food Court, a 750-car parking deck, and major improvements to the interior of the main building.