Recently, the Infectious Diseases Society of America recognized UK HealthCare as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence. This honor demonstrates the enterprise’s commitment to optimizing antimicrobial use and combating antimicrobial resistance through the use of evidence-based national guidelines.
UK HealthCare joins 40 other medical centers with this prestigious designation, including Duke University Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, UCLA Health and Tufts Medical Center.
The mission of the UK HealthCare Antimicrobial Stewardship Program is to optimize the use of antimicrobials to improve clinical outcomes and decrease the spread of antimicrobial resistance. We believe in accomplishing this mission through collaboration, education, research and innovation.
The vision of the UK HealthCare Antimicrobial Stewardship Program is to be the leader for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a national leader in optimizing antimicrobial use.
Derek Forster, MD – Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Donna Burgess, RPh – Pharmacy Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship
Katie Wallace, PharmD – Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist
Sarah Cotner, PharmD – Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist
Jeremy VanHoose, PharmD – Infectious Diseases/Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist
Dr. Thein Myint – Adult Infectious Diseases Physician
Dr. Sean Mctigue – Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Physician
Dr. Mitu Karki Maskey – Adult Infectious Diseases Physician