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By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:34 AM
Antibiotics Awareness Week BannerJoin K-HIIN and others across the state in promoting the 2017 US Antibiotic Awareness Week, which kicks off today, November 13! This is a perfect opportunity for hospitals to continue educating patients and health care providers about the need for appropriate antibiotic use and prescribing.

November 13-19, is the official Centers for Disease Control (CDC) U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, formerly called Get Smart about Antibiotics Week.

Please see the CDC document, "Preserve the Power of Antibiotics" and other materials on from the CDC website highlighting this important...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, May 22, 2017 9:15 AM
The Centers for Disease Control's (CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics conducts the National Health Care Surveys, which include the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS), National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), and the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS). These nationally representative surveys provide data and information used by Congress, health care services researchers and others to shape health care policy and the future of health care in the United States.

The National Center for Health Statistics is accepting registration from eligible clinicians (ECs), eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs) or critical access hospitals (CAHs) of their intent to submit data to the National Health Care Surveys as part of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, September 16, 2016 10:12 AM
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently held a press conference and early release of the latest MMWR report on Legionnaire’s disease. In this report, the CDC noted most outbreaks of Legionellosis occurred in hotels/motels, long-term care facilities and hospitals. More importantly, the CDC noted that most outbreaks of Legionellosis were preventable. Their investigations show almost all outbreaks were caused by problems that are preventable with effective water management.

In response to the CDC's report, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has distributed a public health notice containing CDC resources to assist building owners and managers in the implementation of a building water management program following the latest industry standards. Implementation of such a program can prevent Legionella growth in building water systems and thus prevent outbreaks of Legionellosis....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, March 28, 2014 2:26 PM

Kentucky hospitals are being asked to participate in a brief survey to help update the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) profile on Kentucky tobacco prevention efforts. The survey is in electronic format and should take only 5-10 minutes to complete. Please forward this survey to your hospital staff that oversees your tobacco prevention and cessation efforts for completion.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Andrew Waters (Andrew.waters@ky.gov).

Survey access: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VLXRKWB

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