C Auris DOH On-Site Nursing Home Reviews Next Week

Lisa Volk and Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

Please see below and attached from the New York State Department of Health regarding their intention to begin conducting on-site facility reviews for C Auris infection controls next week at all nursing homes in Brooklyn and Queens.

Next week the Department of Health will begin conducting on-site reviews regarding C Auris infection control of hospitals and nursing homes in Queens and Brooklyn, as well as of those hospitals and nursing homes outside of these regions that have had a patient with C Auris pass though their facility. They will be starting with the hospitals and then a week or two later they will begin going into the nursing homes. The on-site reviews will be educational in nature and we are attaching (hospitals / nursing homes) the on-site review tools for your reference.

Thank you for your attention to this important issue. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Jennifer L. Treacy R.Ph.
Associate Deputy Director
Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management
14th Floor Corning Tower
Albany, NY 12237
(518)402-1045

NYSHFA CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20