Warren Geller, President and CEO of Englewood Hospital Medical Center, told the crowd gathered at the opening of the new multi-specialty physician office in Fort Lee, "This is an example of physicians coming to you."
Englewood Hospital Medical Center (EHMC) has partnered with four medical practices and opened a medical suite on Center Avenue.
- Park Medical Group
- Cardiovascular Associates of North Jersey
- Englewood OB-GYN Women's Group
- Northern Valley Ear, Nose and Throat
Thomas Senter, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of EHMC, described the opening of this office as a "monumental event."
"This is the new face of the hospital," Senter said. "We're reaching out to the community with the goal of making healthcare easy."
Senter emphasized that through this partnership, EHMC is redefining the old model of healthcare.
"In the old model you had to go to the hospital when you were sick," he said. "Now, the multi-disciplinary services offered at the hospital are coming to the community."
Driving this multi-specialty consolidation of practices is Park Medical Group. The brainchild of Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, who also serves as the Medical Staff President at EHMC, Park Medical Group began in a little house in Harrington Park. According to Brunnquell, he opened his practice with this idea--to make healthcare personal in the community.
"My idea was to take care of people over a long period of time," he said.
An idea he concedes was old fashioned and seemingly naive.
But it paid off. "I found that by sticking with my patients, they stuck with me," he said.
"What we have brought to Fort Lee is the old fashioned idea of medicine with all new technology," Brunnquell added.
Dr. Gerald Lee, Brunnquell's partner in the Park Medical Group echoed what Brunnquell said, adding, "Patients feel as if we're a family environment."
The offices are located in the medical building at 1555 Center Ave., Fort Lee.