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Unity Hospital Brings National Speaker to Talk About the Importance of Infection Prevention

WHAT: Armando Nahum, President and Founder of the Safe Care organization, will visit Unity Hospital in Greece to share his story and his infection prevention message. Nahum created Safe Care after three members of his family became infected in three different hospitals, in three different states in 10 months’ time, culminating with the death of his 27-year-old son, Josh. Nahum grew up in Rochester, NY. Mr. Nahum will also join Unity employees representing Environmental Services, Infection Prevention, Quality, the Department of Medicine as well as nursing from Unity Hospital, Unity Aging and Community Services in a panel discussion about hand hygiene. The Nahum family has not only turned their family’s tragedy into a positive tribute to their young son, but Armando’s presentation “Change One Thing, Change Everything” inspires and motivates his audiences across the globe reinforcing the importance of patient engagement. 

WHEN: October 16 10 to 11 a.m. – Presentation to Unity staff.
Media interviews are available at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Unity Hospital, Education Center 1555 Long Pond Road, Greece (more)

MORE : The story of Safe Care Campaign’s work has been featured on many national and local television and radio programs, including the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, FOX News, CNN: The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and The Dr. Oz Show, as well as in numerous articles in journals and publications including Infection Control Today and CNN’s
The Empowered Patient.

Armando has co-produced, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), APIC and a grant from Kimberly-Clark, a patient safety video – the health care counterpart to the FAA safety demonstration that airlines are required to show passengers before every flight.

The video was created to be used as part of every hospital admission to teach patients how to insist on safe care through the practice of hand hygiene. Armando currently sits on the Georgia HAI Advisory Board and working extensively with the National Priorities Project (NPP) Partnership for Patients and CMS to implement Patient Engagement within the USA.