For the second consecutive year, Broadway House for Continuing Care achieved the highest level for the Antibiotics Stewardship Award by the New Jersey Department of Health. But it’s not just about gold-level recognition—it’s vital for the safety of our residents.
The New Jersey Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Awards is a voluntary incentive program that encourages healthcare facilities to submit stewardship materials in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship, a set of key principles to guide efforts to improve antibiotic use and advance patient safety and improve outcomes.
Presented at Middlesex College on Dec. 6, the awards follow the observance of Antibiotic Awareness Week, an annual recognition hosted by the CDC during November to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance. Accepting the award on behalf of Broadway House were Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs Lois Beatty, BSN, RN; Medical Director Rodolfo Munera, MD; and Lauro L. Rocha, DNP, APN-BC. The Broadway House team ensuring antimicrobial safety also includes Debra A. Schimpf, RPh, CCP, VP/Owner at Freedom Pharmacy.
“I am very proud of the leadership team that made it possible for Broadway House for Continuing Care to achieve the gold standard in the New Jersey Department of Health’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program,” said Broadway House President and CEO James Gonzalez, MPH, FACHE, LNHA. “Our medical professionals work diligently to adhere to a set of key principles guiding efforts that improve antibiotic use, advance patient safety, and improve outcomes. This is just one way Broadway House continues to provide exceptional care to our residents.”