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Stony Brook University Hospital Receives Two National Patient Safety Awards
SBUMC Receives Nod from NAPH for Reducing Sepsis Mortality and from HHS for Achievement in Eliminating Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection

Accepting the NAPH Safety Net Patient Safety Award from Bruce Siegel, M.D., M.P.H., President of NAPH (center) is Christine McMullan, Continuous Quality Improvement Director (CQI) at SBUH, along with Hospital administrators, faculty and staff who participated in the efforts, including (from left) Gina Schiavone; Steve Dolecal; Mark Shapiro, MD; Barbara Mills, NP; Julie Mount, CNS; Margaret Parker, MD; Steven L. Strongwater, MD, CEO; Paul Murphy of CQI; Eric Niegelberg; Karen Chase; Debra Grimm, RN; Alison Rowe, RN; and, Lauren Rogers, RN.
STONY BROOK, NY , May 4, 2011 – Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) was recognized by the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH) as a recipient of the 2011  NAPH Safety Net Patient Safety Award . The award is given to organizations for implementing evidence-based patient safety initiatives and specifically to Stony Brook for its efforts in the reduction of severe sepsis mortality. From 2006 to 2010, the Hospital demonstrated a 50.8 percent reduction in the incidence of severe sepsis mortality. The Medical Center will be honored at the 2011 NAPH Annual Conference in June. 

SBUH was also selected to receive an  Outstanding Leadership Award  for achievements in eliminating central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Critical Care Societies Collaborative, this national award program recognizes teams of critical care professionals and healthcare institutions that achieve excellence and notable, sustained improvements in preventing healthcare‐associated infections, specifically in the critical care setting. SBUH was awarded for dramatically decreasing its hospital-wide CLABSI rates by 59 percent from 2008 to 2010, resulting in a decrease of 1,144 patient days and an estimated cost savings of $7.6 million.
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