Dr. Lee Eisenberg, Chief of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (www.englewoodhospital.com), has been selected by the Institute for Nursing as one of this year’s recipients of the APPLE Award.The APPLE Award (Acknowledging Physician Partners – Liaison Excellence) provides nurses with an opportunity to acknowledge and honor doctors who value, respect and collaborate with them in their shared commitment to quality healthcare. Dr. Eisenberg was nominated for this honor by the Englewood Hospital’s nursing staff. He will be formally recognized at the 2008 First Annual Apple Awards Ceremony hosted by the Institute for Nursing at the Hilton East Brunswick on October 30, 2008.
“Strong nurse-physician relationships lead to better patient outcomes,” said Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services Edna Cadmus PhD, RN, NEA-BC. “Physicians like Dr. Eisenberg, who champion personal and professional development for our nurses through the fostering of healthy working relationships, are vital to our organization.”
Dr. Eisenberg, known for his deep-rooted commitment to the medical community and the patients that he serves, first joined the Medical Center in 1981. Over the years, he has treated countless patients who praise his skill and expertise.
“Ensuring employee satisfaction is an integral part of running any successful business; and for a hospital, this is especially important,” said Douglas Duchak, President and CEO of the Medical Center. “Dr. Eisenberg’s efforts help encourage our nursing staff to perform more efficiently resulting in an improved hospital experience for our patients.”
A graduate of Downstate Medical Center and the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, Dr. Eisenberg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and the American College of Surgeons. His areas of expertise include Pediatric Otolaryngology, Thyroid Surgery, Sinus Disease, Snoring and Sleep Apnea.
About the Institute for Nursing:
The Institute for Nursing was founded in 1988 as the charitable affiliate of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA). The mission of The Institute for Nursing is to advance the profession of nursing and the health of our communities through scholarship, research, and education. This mission stems from the belief that registered nurses have an obligation to maintain their practice ability and to continually develop their many professional roles to honor their stewardship to the public.
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center:
An affiliate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides patients with the highest level of compassionate care through a broad range of state-of-the-art clinical programs offering the most advanced treatments and diagnostic services. It is world-renowned for its bloodless medicine and cardiac and vascular surgery programs and is a leader in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide that has earned the prestigious Magnet nursing award and the Medical Center has been honored with this distinction twice. It has earned accreditations from numerous organizations, including the Joint Commission; American College of Radiology; American College of Pathology; Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories; American College of Graduate Medical Education; American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine; and the Medical Society of New Jersey, Committee on Medical Education. To learn more, go online to www.englewoodhospital.com.