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.
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,
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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