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June 14, 2018

For Immediate Release:

Statement by Bea Grause, President of HANYS, Regarding New York Hospitals’ Commitment to Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship

ALBANY, NY — The New York State Department of Health’s recently-released 2016 Healthcare-Acquired Infection (HAI) Report highlights hospitals’ increased adoption of evidence-based antibiotic stewardship programs and improved testing. The adoption of these programs contributes to better patient outcomes over time.

HANYS is proud of our members’ commitment to improving quality and safety. We look forward to continued work with our members to advance performance improvement through HANYS’ Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative; Committed to Excellence (C2X), HANYS’ Statewide High-Reliability Collaborative; and the New York State Partnership for Patients.

HANYS appreciates the ongoing partnership with DOH in support of hospital quality improvement. HANYS will continue to help our members advance their work in infection prevention and measurement through active engagement in the DOH Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention and Control Task Force and the DOH HAI Technical Advisory Work Group.

The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York State, representing hundreds of non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other healthcare organizations.