SHEA can assist you in your coverage of healthcare stories by providing access to authoritative spokespeople in all areas related to healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention.

If you have a media inquiry, please contact Kristy Weinshel, Director of Member Services and Communications at 703-684-1008 or kweinshel@shea-online.org, providing your contact information, the name of the publication, the topic of your story, and your deadline.

In addition, SHEA can provide the following resources:

  • Meeting content access. Please contact Kristy Weinshel, Director of Member Services and Communications at 703-684-1008 or kweinshel@shea-online.org, for further information about a SHEA meeting or for press information for IDWeek 2015.
  • E-mail access to Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Please contact iche@press.uchicago.edu.

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VA Reduces Antibiotic Use In System-wide Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) reduced inpatient antibiotic use by 12 percent and decreased use of broad-spectrum antibiotics through a multi-year, system-wide antimicrobial stewardship initiative, according to a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

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