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Patient Safety Authority Board of Directors Names Infection Advisory Panel
Date:9/11/2007

a from them will need to be determined and he is looking to the new Advisory panel to help with the implementation process.

"Our new Advisory panel will help ensure we are collecting the right information and see that the implementation process goes as smoothly as possible," said Doering. "Their expertise will provide the guidance needed to collect the infection data and then to educate facilities to help reduce and eliminate infections."

The names of the 13 members and their brief biographies are attached along with the responsibilities of the panel and criteria used in selecting candidates.

The Authority solicited potential nominees from various healthcare organizations and stakeholders including: the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), PA Association of County Affiliated Homes (PACAH), PA Ambulatory Association, PA Association for Nor-for-Profit Homes for the Aging, Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Governor's Office of Healthcare Reform (GOHCR), the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council, the Hospital and HealthSystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative (PRHI), the Pennsylvania Healthcare Association and the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF).

For more information on the Patient Safety Authority and the Healthcare- Associated Infection Advisory Panel, go to http://www.psa.state.pa.us.

-- EDITOR'S NOTE: Attached is the list of the Patient Safety Authority's Healthcare-Associated Infection Advisory Panel with the responsibilities of the panel and criteria used in selecting candidates.

Erick J. Bergquist, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director for Epidemiology

Indiana Regional Medical Center

-- Dr. Bergquist has been a member of an Infection Control Committee since

1975 and is currently the Chairman of the Latrobe Area H
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