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East Orange General Hospital elects physician leaders to Medical Executive Committee including Dr. Padmaja Kodali as President

(March 28, 2018) — East Orange General Hospital recently announced the election of Padmaja Kodali, MD, who specializes in Nephrology and Internal Medicine, as President of the Medical Executive Committee, where she is joined by several other distinguished physician leaders. The Medical Executive Committee is the primary governance committee for the medical staff, impacting medical policies, pro­cedures, and rules. Several Board Members At Large were also elected.

“We are fortunate to have these physicians volunteer their time and expertise to ensure we are on the right path clinically and from a quality im­provement perspective,” said Paige Dworak, FACHE, CEO of East Orange General Hospital. “I look forward to working with them as we continue to focus on the delivery of safe, high quality care.”

The elected officers of the Medical Executive Committee are: Padmaja Kodali, MD, President; Elizabeth Mammen-Prasad, MD, President-Elect; Rajendra Desai, MD, Immediate Past President; and Adeniyi Ogunkoya, MD, Secretary Treasurer.

The elected Board Members at Large are Andrew Baddoo, MD, Samuel Banigo, MD, Kyu Chae, MD, Odler Jeanlouie, MD, Nabeel Obaid, MD, Norma Rae, MD, and Jaime Soriano, MD.

New Department chairpersons were also announced: Jonathan Markley, MD, Anesthesia, Schubert Perotte, MD, Emergency medicine, Jackson Okoya, MD, Medicine, Seena Aisner, MD, Pathology, Ambrose Mgbako, MD Psychiatry, Faisal Shah, MD, Diagnostic Imaging, and Lennox Alves, MD, Surgery.

East Orange General Hospital has been a trusted health resource for generations of families in the Newark area. Our acquisition by Prospect Medical Systems in 2016 has brought with it millions of dollars in capital to stabilize our finances, invest in new programs and technologies and leverage a wide array of health management techniques that improve both quality and efficiency. To learn more, visit www.evh.org

Paige Dworak named Chief Executive Officer of East Orange General Hospital

(East Orange, New Jersey – September 7, 2017) — Paige Dworak, FACHE, has been named Chief Executive Officer of East Orange General Hospital.  East Orange General Hospital is a 211 bed for-profit, acute care hospital serving the city of East Orange and the surrounding area.

Ms. Dworak is an accomplished healthcare executive with nearly 20 years of experience in leadership and hospital operations. Born and raised in Edison, NJ, Ms. Dworak joined the Prospect Medical Holdings family in 2016 and was quickly identified as a valued leader.  Ms. Dworak most recently served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at East Orange General Hospital, and just prior, served as Vice President of Operations Improvement for both Prospect’s Waterbury Hospital, and Eastern Connecticut Health Network.  In her experience prior to joining Prospect Medical Holdings, she served in various leadership roles around the country to include the Greater New York Hospital Association, the Cleveland Clinic, and Trinity Health.

Ms. Dworak is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and currently serves as the President of the New York chapter of ACHE, The Healthcare Leaders of New York. She has been a featured speaker in local and national conferences.  Ms. Dworak has received numerous awards to include the 2017 NJBiz 40 Under 40 Award, service awards from ACHE, and is passionate about giving back to underserved communities, to include serving on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee for Lott Assisted Living Residence and Lott Community Home Health Care. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from William Patterson University and Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Montclair State University.
About East Orange General Hospital:

East Orange General Hospital is East Orange’s largest private employer and Essex County’s only independent, fully accredited, acute-care hospital.  Serving the community for more than a century, East Orange General Hospital recently expanded its services and is continually adding new equipment and programs to provide the highest level of quality and compassionate patient care.  Specialty areas include: Same Day Surgery, Bone and Joint Institute, Women’s Health, Metabolic Diseases, Physical Rehabilitation, Behavioral Health, Family Health, Emergency Medicine, Outpatient Hemodialysis, Hyperbaric/Wound Management, Vascular and Medical/Surgical Services.

About Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.
Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., a growing healthcare services company, offers a unique and innovative healthcare delivery model, known as Coordinated Regional Care, which emphasizes coordination of care and population health management, with an emphasis on wellness and preventive care. CRC helps coordinate quality care for patients through integrated networks of primary and specialty physicians, in affiliation with hospitals, clinics, other community-based providers and health plans.  Prospect owns and operates 20 hospitals, as well as over 165 clinics and outpatient centers.  Prospect also manages the provision of healthcare services for more than 435,000 members enrolled in its networks of over 11,000 primary care physicians and specialists.  Prospect’s operations are located in diverse areas in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas. For more information, visit www.pmh.com.

Grand re-opening of Emergency Department: The latest in capital investments at East Orange General Hospital

(East Orange, New Jersey — August 31, 2017) — A $1.2 million renovation project in the Emergency Department at East Orange General Hospital (EOGH) is the latest in a series of capital investments completed since a partnership agreement with Prospect Medical Systems was finalized in March 2016. The Emergency Department renovations, completed in July 2017, include a variety of aesthetic and practical upgrades including new lighting, flooring, ceilings, air conditioning, and more.

“For many patients, the first point of contact with our hospital is the Emergency Department,” said Paige Dworak, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, EOGH. “Those who come to our Emergency Department will now receive a greatly improved experience thanks to these renovations.

EOGH has seen significant capital investment in facilities, technology, and equipment since joining the Prospect family of hospitals. Prospect has committed to provide more than $30 million in operational and capital investments at EOGH over five years. One of Prospect’s commitments was to strengthen existing programs that the East Orange and Essex County communities have come to rely on while introducing new services to meet other healthcare needs. Among the investments and growth over the past 18 months:

  • State of the art 3-D mammography technology for the Radiology Department and the Women’s Health Center. This new equipment gives radiologists the clearest and most detailed mammography images available today. This allows for earlier detection of a breast mass and, consequently, the ability to diagnose breast cancer when it is at its most treatable stage.
  • Renovations for inpatient surgical and psychiatric assessment units.
  • New diagnostic and treatment equipment, and several infrastructure enhancements.
  • A Center for Obesity and Related Diseases, headed by bariatric surgeon Dr. Saniea Majid. Here, members of the community can receive the benefits of life-changing weight loss surgery in a program led by a respected and experienced team of experts.

“These renovations, new programs, and advanced technology are part of the multi-million dollar capital investment that Prospect is making in our hospital to position us for success,” said Dworak. “We have also entered into several partnerships with leading health care providers to improve our expertise and the scope of care we deliver to the community.”

Among those new partnerships:

  • On May 31, EOGH finalized an agreement with North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) to provide perioperative management and anesthesia services to EOGH.  Founded in 1986 by the anesthesia group from Long Island’s North Shore University Hospital, NAPA is one of the leading single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management companies in the United States. This partnership allows EOGH to utilize customized strategies and solutions from NAPA to enhance the delivery of patient care.
  • EOGH has a new Emergency Medicine provider – CEP America – which is providing physician staffing and leadership in our Emergency Department. CEP America has been pioneering practices in emergency department management for more than 40 years.

“These new partnerships are providing improved care, responsiveness, and outcomes for the patients we serve,” said Dworak. “Our recent patient surveys have shown significant improvement in customer satisfaction, which we believe is a reflection of the hard work of our staff plus the investments made over the last year and a half.”