Fungal meningitis outbreak & response in Ann Arbor

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.

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