October 16, 2018
For Immediate Release:
New Reports Show Hospitals’ Commitment to Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship
Statement by HANYS President Bea Grause
ALBANY, NY — The new healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) reports issued by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlight hospitals’ progress and efforts to reduce or eliminate healthcare-acquired infections and combat emerging drug resistance.
New York is showing strong advances in several areas, which demonstrate our members’ commitment and dedication to achieving excellence in patient safety. Some infections continue to pose complex challenges and opportunities for improvement. Hospitals are working hard to overcome these obstacles with emerging evidence, best practice sharing and innovations. HANYS congratulates New York State hospitals for championing these changes and overcoming challenges to reducing healthcare-associated infections.
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 providing a comprehensive portfolio of resources and active engagement in the DOH HAI Technical Advisory Work Group, and statewide and New York City-based Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention and Control Task Forces.
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.