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King’s Daughters Medical Center Selected for National Mentored Adult Immunization Impact Program  

Ashland, Ky. - King’s Daughters Medical Center has been selected by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists to participate in a national Mentored Adult Immunization Impact Program. Leigh Ann Keeton, PharmD, BCPS, will lead the team, which is focused on improving immunization rates of our hospitalized adult patients. King’s Daughters was selected through a competitive application process and is one of 17 participating sites across the country. 

More than 50,000 adults in the U.S. die from vaccine-preventable diseases or their complications each year. Despite the availability of vaccines, many adults remain unvaccinated because they are unaware of the need for adult vaccines or are misinformed about vaccines and the diseases they are designed to prevent.
 

As part of the initiative, nationally recognized experts in adult immunization will work with participating health systems to evaluate practices and provide specific recommendations to improve immunization rates in adult hospitalized patients. Participation in this initiative is one component of  KDMC’s commitment to patients and continuous quality improvement.
 

ASHP is the national professional organization whose nearly 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students who provide patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics. For more information about ASHP, visit ashp.org, or its consumer website, safemedication.com.  

KDMC is a locally controlled, not-for-profit, 465-bed regional referral center, offering comprehensive cardiac, vascular, medical, surgical, maternity, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, cancer, neurological, pain care, wound care and home care services. For additional information, visit us online at kdmc.com or call 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).­ 

 

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