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November 15, 2019 News Headlines

Providers are on the front line of the vaping threat

This week, HANYS President Bea Grause, RN, JD, issued the following statement on addressing the public health threat of vaping:

 “Vaping is an urgent public health threat that must be addressed to protect the health of all New Yorkers, especially the many young people who have been lured into vaping by questionable marketing. HANYS applauds Gov. Cuomo for moving aggressively to address this issue and for recognizing the ongoing, critical role of our hospitals and health systems in safeguarding the public health against this threat.”

“Our hospitals and health systems are on the front line of caring for people suffering from vaping-associated severe respiratory disease. New York’s healthcare providers also play a pivotal role in educating patients, families and the public about public health threats, including the health effects of vaping.”

“The Healthcare Association of New York State and our member healthcare providers support efforts at the local, state and federal level as part of a broad, aggressive public health agenda to reduce vaping and advance the science to better understand, prevent and treat this illness.”

Member Spotlight – A.O. Fox Hospital uses an “all hands on deck” approach to decrease sepsis mortality

Identifying sepsis early and ensuring rapid treatment greatly improves a patient’s chance of recovery. In 2018, A.O. Fox Hospital implemented a process to improve sepsis treatment and decrease mortality.

To learn more about this initiative and its results, read our full story.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are investing in forward-looking initiatives that improve care quality and health outcomes.