A Rural Hospital’s Success with Antibiotic Stewardship Through a Pharmacist’s Eyes
A two-hour drive north of New York City you’ll find the rural community of Ellenville, NY, and Ellenville Regional – the village’s award-winning critical access hospital.
Led by Mike Stearns, Ellenville Regional Hospital’s Director of Pharmacy, the hospital successfully implemented CDC’s seven core elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs and reduced antibiotic-related expenses by 26%.
As part of U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW), representatives from Ellenville Regional Hospital, along with CDC, invite you to learn more about the hospital’s successful efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing and use in a rural community.
Read Mike Stearns’ Blog
In today’s blog, Mike Stearns outlines how the hospital team used an integrated approach – featuring physicians, nurses, pharmacists and staff – to improve antibiotic use and patient outcomes.
Participate in This Free Webinar: Be Antibiotics Aware: Antibiotic Stewardship for Critical Access Hospitals
CDC, in partnership with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, will co-host this webinar on Thursday, November 16 at 2pm ET. Register here to learn more about implementing a new antibiotic stewardship program (or improving an existing one) in this unique clinical setting.
Be Part of the #AntibioticResistance Global Twitter Chat
Join us for the Global Antibiotic Resistance Twitter Chat on Thursday, November 16, 1pm–3pm. Follow @CDCgov and @CDC_NCEZID, and remember to use #AntibioticResistance in each of your tweets!