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CDC to present new national estimates and state-by-state data on healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 24, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What

CDC will host a media briefing to discuss two new publications: one, a New England Journal of Medicine article updating previous national healthcare-associated infection estimates, and the other a 2012 annual report detailing national and state-specific healthcare-associated infection prevention progress over time.

Who

Michael Bell, M.D., Deputy Director of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

Victoria Nahum, Executive Director of the Safe Care Campaign and H2Pi. The Safe Care Campaign was founded by Victoria and Armando Nahum in 2006 after a healthcare-associated infection ultimately took the life of their son. This tragedy occurred just months after two of Victoria’s other family members suffered medical complications from healthcare-associated infections.

When

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Where

Reporters who wish to attend the media briefing in person must RSVP by 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Please contact Melissa Brower, public affairs officer, CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, at mbrower@cdc.gov, or contact CDC’s press office at 404-639-3286. Reporters who RSVP will be guaranteed access.

For directions to CDC, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/museum/visitor.htm

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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