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No New Admissions at Massachusetts Hospital
March 23 8:50 AM
Evelyn McKnight
Our friend Pam Dembski Hart sent us this article: http://wbztv.com/business/Mass.officials.New.2.1576129.html

Partly because of concerns over IV injections, Mt. Sinai Hospital in Sloughton, Mass, is not accepting new admissions.

Response to Dear Colleague!
March 10 11:14 AM
Steve Langan
We are getting a very good response to the Dear Colleague circulated by Representives Berkley and Terry! Our request is for $30 million to extend programmatic funding for detection and tracking of healthcare associated infection ($5 million to provide the One and Only Campaign in 5-10 more states) - with a concentration on the VA and in outpatient settings. Thanks for all the support!

Desai Bankruptcy Delays Civil Lawsuits
March 4 8:56 AM
Evelyn McKnight
Along with the many people in Las Vegas who were affected by the 2008 outbreak, I am disappointed that Desai's bankruptcy has delayed the civil lawsuits there. We appreciate the work of our friends and advocates in Nevada, and we welcome the opportunity to help in any way we can. It is clear that we must also all work together to change the way outbreak victims are treated within the legal system. Story from Las Vegas Review-Journal below:


Save the Date: November 12, 2010, Fremont Golf Club
March 3 10:06 AM
Steve Langan
"Join HONOReform to Celebrate a Decade of Patient Safety Reform" on Friday, November 12, at the Fremont Golf Club. Our outstanding committee is developing a wonderful event. We welcome our local and national partners and supporters to join us in Fremont. Among the highlights is Evelyn McKnight's announcement of HONOReform's accomplishments in patient safety and education over the last ten years...Call Steve Langan at 402.659.6343 for more information. Details on the event will be announced shortly.

Call for New Legislation in Colorado
March 2 10:25 AM
Evelyn McKnight

With many thanks to the efforts of Lauren Lollini and her colleagues in Colorado...for pushing for the regulations of surgical technicians.


Lawmakers Call For Regulation Of Surgical Technicians

DENVER -- Colorado lawmakers announced new legislation to help keep patients safe from people like Kristen Parker, the surgical technician convicted of exposing thousands to hepatitis C at Rose Medical Center.