Media Advisory: Health Department to Issue Third Annual Hospital-Acquired Infections Report on Wednesday

ALBANY, NY (August 31, 2010) – On Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Albany Medical Center in Albany, State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard F. Daines will announce findings of the New York State Health Department's third-annual report on Hospital-Acquired Infections. The report will show that prevention efforts to protect patients are paying off.

Who:

  • Richard F. Daines, M.D., New York State Health Commissioner
  • James J. Barba, President and CEO, Albany Medical Center (AMC)
  • Michael Horgan, M.D., Head, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, AMC
  • Louis Filhour, Senior VP of Clinical Quality, AMC

What:

Release of the third annual NYS Hospital-Acquired Infections Report, which identifies 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:

Albany Medical Center
Huyck Auditorium
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

When:

Wednesday, September 1, at 10:30 a.m.

Note: Parking for news media is available outside the Physicians Pavilion.

Contacts:

Diane Mathis
NYS Health Department
518 474 7354, ext.1
Dmm10@health.state.ny.us

Jennifer Freeman
Albany Medical Center
518 262 8971
FreemaJ@mail.amc.edu