Media Advisory: Health Department to Issue Second Annual Hospital-Acquired Infections Report

ALBANY, NY (June 30, 2009) – Today at 11:30 a.m. at Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard F. Daines will announce findings of the New York State Health Department's (DOH) report on Hospital-Acquired Infections, which for the first time will provide hospital-specific rates for certain infections acquired by patients during hospital stays in New York State in 2008.

Who

  • Richard F. Daines, M.D., New York State Health Commissioner
  • Arthur A. Levin, M.P.H., Director, Center for Medical Consumers; member, Technical Advisory Workgroup on Hospital-Acquired Infections
  • Frank Cracolici, President, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals
  • Bruce Polsky, M.D., Interim Chair, Dept of Medicine; Chief, Div. of Infectious Diseases, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals

What

Release of the second annual NYS Hospital-Acquired Infections Report, which for the first time will identify hospital-acquired infection rates by hospital name and region for surgical site infections and central-line associated blood stream infections in adult, pediatric, and neonatal intensive care units.

Where

  • Roosevelt Hospital
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    1000 Tenth Avenue (between 58th and 59th streets)
    New York, NY 10019

When

Tuesday, June 30, at 11:30 a.m.