At the March 23rd "A Community Approach to Antibiotic Resistance" meeting, members of our communities came together to learn more about this growing epidemic. Attendees were presented with information by national infection disease specialist, Dr. James Keegan. Dr. Keegan spoke about meeting regulatory requirements, preventing penalties, and saving money, all while creating safer care for patients. According to the CDC, two million Americans become infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria annually; 23,000 of those persons die. If the problem goes unchecked, by 2050, more people will die from antibiotic resistance than from cancer.
HC21 would like to thank our corporate sponsors; Pilot Flying J and Pershing Yoakley & Associates for their support of this kick-off event. During 2017, HC21 has prioritized antibiotic resistance education; more events will be announced soon. We're thankful for a community that comes together to address this epidemic. Please #JoinHC21 in 2017 to help tackle this issue.