St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, MI, has been at the front line of the fight against one of the biggest ever U.S. outbreaks of fungal meningitis, a virulent infection not previously seen in humans, that has been traced to contaminated lots of injectable steroids. St. Joe’s has cared for 25% of the total number of cases seen within the entire country. The combination of patient surge, illness severity and clinical uncertainty has required the hospital to activate a long-term emergency preparedness plan. Rob Casalou, President & CEO of the St. Joseph Mercy Health System, will describe the challenges faced, the organization’s response, and ongoing efforts.
- Date: 2 February 2013
- Time: 4-5:00pm
- Location: 1690 SPH 1 (Lane Auditorium)
Sponsored by the Griffith Leadership Center in Health Management & Policy.