▪ Continuing Care Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received a Quality Award from the Kentucky Hospital Association, for its antimicrobial stewardship program, which aims to reduce the amount of antibiotics administered to patients. The program offers several benefits, including the reduction of antibiotic resistance and lowering clostridium difficile (bacteria) rates in the hospital.
Our Lady of Peace, also part of KentuckyOne Health, also received a KHA Quality Award, honoring leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care.
The Lexington long-term acute care hospital acts as a “hospital within a hospital” and is located within Saint Joseph Hospital. Continuing Care Hospital also received the Quality Award in 2012, 2013 and 2016.
To learn more about Continuing Care Hospital, go to Kentuckyonehealth.org/continuing-care-hospital.
▪ Molly Marsh, programs coordinator for AMR client, the National Association of State Procurement Officials, and director of AMR's Education and Engagement Design Department, has been named to Connect Association's 2017 list of top 40 Under 40.
The title of Connect Association's list for 2017 is Artists of Assembly, building on the idea that putting together successful events that offer not only return on investment for the client but also a valuable experience for the attendees is an art.
▪ Lexington-based YouthAlert! has been granted Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It becomes one of only 4,600 Non-Governmental Organizations to achieve Consultative Status. The countries in the U.N. Committee of NGO's that gave approval were Azerbaijan, Burundi, China, Cuba, Greece, Guinea, India, Iran, Israel, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sudan, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Consultative status provides NGOs with access to not only ECOSOC, but also to its many subsidiary bodies, to the various human rights mechanisms of the United Nations, ad-hoc processes on small arms, as well as special events organized by the president of the General Assembly.
Win The War! Against Violence, also known as YouthAlert!, is a youth violence prevention organization. According to Executive Director Douglas Wain, “Following the unanimous resolution of the Security Council, we are going to focus on youth security and we do it strictly through education, normally an in-school program and we work with all youth, everywhere.”
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo