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IAC's initiative: Give birth to the end of Hep B

What others say about IAC's initiative: Give birth to the end of Hep B
Regarding Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns manual: "This manual has been a wonderful resource for me as a new Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator. Thank you!"
P.M., RN, BSN, Chester County Health Department, PA, July 30, 2015
"We're working on making our hospitals aware of this great program. We're excited that Eden Medical Center and St. Rose applied and qualified. Thank you again for the acknowledgement."
S.H., Alameda County Public Health Department, CA, July 24, 2015
"Thank you very much. I am excited!"
R.B., RN, BSN, SMQT, MSN, state perinatal hepatitis B prevention, Texas Department of Health Services, Austin, TX, June 24, 2015
"Thank you. These are the outcomes of the hard work invested in getting more hospitals to enroll not only to receive the benefits but to let the community know that their infants who will be born in this facility will be protected from hepatitis B infection. I applaud IAC for this initiative. We are fortunate we have healthcare leaders like you and Dr. Wexler who are dedicated to promote the health of all newborns."
J.L., Texas Department of State Health Services, April 16, 2015
"Thanks so much for all you and this group are doing to improve the health of our most precious patients and to provide accurate information to our parents!!! Thanks for giving our staff their credit!!"
L.S., RNC-NIC, Vermont Oxford data analyst, NBS Coordinator , Baptist Medical Center South NICU, Montgomery, AL, April 15, 2015
"Thank you for hosting the call [with perinatal coordinators] today. It was very helpful! I have already shared the information from the IAC website."
K.S., RN, BSN, VPD Surveillance, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY, March 31, 2015
"Thanks for your help in directing the participant to the correct coordinator."
R.B., RN, BSN, SMQT, MSN, Texas state perinatal hepatitis B coordinator, Austin, TX, March 19, 2015
"Our statewide immunization coalition is starting to take notice of our honor roll hospitals"
D.B., RN, MSPH, health resource analyst, Nevada State Immunization Program, Carson City, NV, February 25, 2015
"Thank you so much for including us in this very special honor!"
B.O., Baptists Memorial Hospital-Union County, New Albany, MS, February 2, 2015
"Thank you for this recognition, as well as all that you do to help with hepatitis B immunization throughout the
country. We are quite honored!"
B.H., BSN, RNC-OB, Mercy Hospital-Jefferson, Crystal City, MO, January 19, 2015
"It is the attempt to meet goals such as this that makes us continue to do an even better job!"
L.T., Miami Valley Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital South, OH, January 7, 2015
"This is fantastic! Thank you for keeping me in the loop!"
D.W., RN, BSN, perinatal hepatitis B and AFIX coordinator, New York State Department of Health, December 10, 2014
"I have received your lovely certificate. Thanks so much for acknowledging my staff's wonderful accomplishments. It is greatly appreciated."
J.K., RN, PhD, Oneida Healthcare, Oneida, NY, November 11, 2014
"We are honored to be accepted on the Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll."
P.H., St. Anthony Regional Hospital, Carroll, IA, October 16, 2014
"We're delighted, and I'll send along the notice to our team. Thanks for the prompt and positive response."
K.B., PharmD, pharmacist specialist-neonatology, Mercy Children's Hospital-St. Louis, MO, October 10, 2014
"Thank you so much!! We are honored."
P.G., MBA, BSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, director or nursing, Women and Children's Services, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX, September 30, 2014
"I had the opportunity today to attend the NYC Collation for Immunization Initiatives meeting. At the meeting, Jane Zucker and Julie Lazaroff called out and personally recognized the 11 birthing faculty hospitals in NYC that have successfully enrolled in the IAC hepatitis B birth dose honor roll. It was so very nice to see these hospitals recognized for the incredible work they do in their community to protect their patient population against vaccine preventable hepB. Thank you for establishing the honor roll and moving the needle towards improving public health outcomes."
L.F., GSK, September 24, 2014
"Thank you so much! We are honored to be noted for all our hard work in accomplishing this goal!"
J.Q., CNM, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, MA, August 18, 2014
"We have been [interested] from the start and strongly encourage our qualifying hospitals to enroll. We're currently doing our chart audits so, can help those audited understand the process for applying.... I hope to see all my hospitals for each audit cycle being receive this recognition. They're doing great work!"
B.M., public health investigator, HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Division, Indiana State Department of Health, August 6, 2014
"When I was encouraged to apply I thought confirming the numbers would be too much work, but the reward was seeing how well we have done incorporating the policies into practice! It was gratifying to see the numbers and I give all the credit to my nursing staff who make the effort every day to provide quality patient care."
S.H., Signature Healthcare, Brockton, MA, June 17, 2014
"Thank you! We are very proud of our accomplishment!"
J.F., MSN, APRN, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC, C-EFM, perinatal practice specialist, Gwinnett Women's Pavilion, Lawrenceville, GA, April 25, 2014
"Thank you so much for this honor."
M.T., RN, BSN, assistant clinical director, Women and Children's Services, Cleveland Regional Medical Center, April 22, 2014
"Thank you so much. We are beyond excited to be part of the Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll!!"
S.B., Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI, March 17, 2014
"Thanks so very much for the prompt reply to our application. I can't wait to inform the staff that hard work is rewarded and people do notice. The address and hospital name are correct and I will be looking forward to receiving the certificate."
K.S., St. Mary's Hospital, Passaic, NJ, February 27, 2014
"The following information is correct for this institution. Thank you. I am very happy about this honor and for the little ones we care for."
C.B., BSN, RNC-OB, NE-BC, director, Birthing Center, Liberty Hospital, Liberty, MO. February 19, 2014
"We are very excited to see multiple hospitals from Iowa applying and qualifying for IAC's Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll!"
K.S., RN, BSN, nurse consultant/perinatal hepatitis B prevention program coordinator, Bureau of Immunization and TB, Iowa Department of Public Health, January 15, 2014
"Thank you. I am amazed at the immediate response and appreciate your recognition of our efforts. We started at less than 75% immunization rate and within 2 years have reached and sustained 95%. I am very proud of my staff."
S.D., MBA, WHNP-BC, BSN, RNC, director, Women and Children Services, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA, January 1, 2014
"Thank you for letting me know. It is wonderful that your organization is recognizing and encouraging facilities who go above and beyond."
A.B., perinatal hepatitis B coordinator, Ohio, December 19, 2013
"Good morning! Thank you so much for accepting our application and for the opportunity to be placed on the honor roll. The address and facility name are corrected as included below. Again, thank you for sharing this honor with us!"
C.Y., MD, South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, GA, November 15, 2013
"Thank you, this is great news [inclusion in the honor roll]."
S.M., RN, BS, CIC, infection preventionist, The Women's Hospital, Newburgh, IN, October 25, 2013
"Thank you for providing this information...we are thrilled to know that one of our birthing hospitals has received this recognition and I will be in contact with Ms Arnold in congratulating them on this endeavor....."
S.H., RN, MSN, hepatitis B program manager, LA Department of Health and Hospitals, Immunization Program, Metairie, LA, October 24, 2013
"Thank you for the acceptance of our institution into the Honor Roll. It is a great accomplishment and acknowledgement... Once again, thank you for the recognition."
K.A., RNC-NIC, clinical manager, Nsy/NICU, West Jefferson Medical Center, Marrero, LA, October 22, 2013
"We would like to obtain your approval for us to download and print as hard copies the electronic book on "Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need To Do To Protect Newborns" and the hospital honor roll criteria for distributing to the 11 regions, 51 local health departments, and providers, plus 239 birthing hospitals in Texas....
R.B., MSN, RN, state program coordinator, Texas Department of Health Services, Austin, TX, October 10, 2013
"This is exciting news for Colquitt Regional Medical Center and for Georgia. The Georgia Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program will be publicizing IAC's Honor Roll initiative by mailing each birthing facility a printed copy of IAC's birth dose guide and information about the Honor Roll. We hope to add additional birthing hospitals to Georgia's list of honorees. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments."
T.K., MS, MCHES, perinatal hepatitis B program coordinator, Georgia Department of Public Health, Division of Health Protection, Epidemiology Program, Atlanta, GA, October 8, 2013
"Well, thank you for the happy news today :-) [inclusion on the honor roll] It is truly an honor. The information for the certificate below is correct."
L.W., RNC-OB, BSN, IBCLC, patient care manager, obstetrics, Hedrick Medical Center, Chillicothe, MO, September 26, 2013
"Thank you so much for this honor!!! [inclusion on the honor roll] I will be looking for the certificate to proudly frame and display where all our visitors and staff can view this accomplishment."
R.M., RN, BSN, OB/NSY head nurse, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Greeneville, TN, September 19, 2013
"And thank you for all you do and especially for this new project. We have worked with our birthing hospitals since 2002 to increase birth dose coverage levels. I think with IAC posting this information we will see an increase."
P.F., perinatal hepatitis B coordinator, Division of Immunization, Michigan Department of Community Health, September 18, 2013
"We would like to incorporate some of the slides from this wonderful webinar into presentations we are doing now to promote the initiative."
S.L., MD, MPH, medical director, Immunization Program, Division of Epidemiology and Immunization, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, August 9, 2013
"Congratulations on what sounds like a great start to the initiative – it is terrific to hear about the success of the webinar and active dissemination of the comprehensive guidebook. We are pleased to be working together with you on this important effort. Albany's success is amazing and terrific to show the way for other facilities that this CAN be done."
A.S., MD, RADM, US Public Health Service, Assistant Surgeon General, director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA, July 24, 2013
"The new IAC initiative titled Give birth to the end of hepatitis B is well done and adds another [contribution] to the many IAC additions to improve public health. Hopefully other institutions will follow the example of Albany Medical Center. Keep up the good work."
L.P., MD, senior advisor to the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, July 24, 2013
"The webinar was great. Thank you for your wonderful work in this."
B.L., MD, MPH, MSCR, Atlantic Health, NJ, July 19, 2013
"Excellent presentation! Timely and full of exactly the information I need to send along with my hospital policy and chart review as support to the feedback from our surveys. It was well worth the wait! Congratulations on a job well done."
S.J., RN, MN, public health nurse consultant, hepatitis coordinator, Office of Immunization and Child Profile, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, WA, July 18, 2013
"I LOVE IT!!!! Way cool! Great idea."
S.S., Merck, July 18, 2013
"We actually watched the webinar as a group. Very informative. Thank you."
C.D., RNC, MSN/MBA, BC, director, maternal-newborn services, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, MA, July 18, 2013
"We decided to set up the webinar in our conference room and only used one of our logins, allowing us to have several viewing at one time. I am very happy that I can go to the link below [recording] because I do want to share this with other staff who were not able to attend."
B.H., immunization program administrator, Ventura County Public Health, Oxnard, CA, July 18, 2013
"Very well done educational offering. Thank you for all your hard work!"
S.S., RN, BSN, RN, nurse consultant for the Division of Children's Health, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Colombia, SC, July 18, 2013
"I had intended to watch the webinar on my own but was in our state office yesterday and was able to view the webcast with 8 other colleagues, including some of our perinatal staff. Thank you for the follow up though. We appreciate the link for others that were unable to join in."
B.W., immunization nurse consultant, MDCH Division of Immunization, MI, July 18, 2013
"I appreciated the webinar."
J.V., RN, clinical coordinator, Boven Birth Center, Holland Hospital, MI, July 17, 2013
"I have left the framed certificate in the nursery for staff to see and then I will hang it up for parents to see also. Thanks so much for the award! Great idea and proud to accept it on behalf of my staff!"
M.M., RNC, nurse manager of postpartum and newborn nursery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, July 17, 2013
"The webinar was wonderful! I was inspired! We have a hospital in our county that definitely needs more education and excellent tools were provided for doing so. We also plan to share the Honor Roll information with one of our hospitals that is good about vaccinating newborns. Thanks again for a GREAT job!!"
D.S., RN, PHN, El Dorado County Health & Human Services Agency, Placerville, CA, July 17, 2013
"This was a wonderful webinar. I applaud NY & hope that our State's Medical Director will see this amazing progress. Thank you very much. I will be sharing this with a local birthing center that does not vaccinate!! Our hospitals all vaccinate but not at those wonderful rates."
M.A.H., RN, manager, Immunization Program, Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program , Knox County Health Department, Knoxville, TN, July 17, 2013
"Great webinar! Thank you for developing such a great initiative. I look forward to implementing this in WV! It is much needed here since we have the highest hep B incidence rates in the nation."
E.D., program manager, West Virginia Immunization Network, Hurricane, WV, July 16, 2013
"Thank you for the informative Give Birth to the End of Hep B program today! It was very informative and I look forward to checking out the resources listed in the program."
K.S., Tulsa Area Immunization Coalition, OK, July 16, 2013
"Thanks for the great talk about newborn hepatitis transmission"
A.C., MD, president, APSAD, Mali, July 16, 2013
"Great presentation today!"
R.N., MT(ASCP), SM, CLS, CIC, director, infection prevention, Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI, July 16, 2013
"...This new initiative can make important contributions to our efforts to eliminate perinatal transmission of hepatitis B, which is one of the goals of the HHS Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis... The resources compiled by the IAC and being shared as part of this new initiative with all hospitals and birthing centers in the new resource, Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns, are important evidence-based tools and will complement other efforts to increase the proportion of hospitals and birthing centers that routinely administer the birth dose of the HBV vaccine across our nation, resulting in further reduction of new hepatitis B infections in infants. I look forward to working with the IAC and its partners so that we can achieve our shared goal: the elimination of perinatal hepatitis B transmission in the United States."
H.K., MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S, Department of Health & Human Services, July 16, 2013
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