Webinar – COVID Roundtable Update with KU Health System, August 19
We’re excited to host our Annual Over the Back Fence Luncheon/Webinar with our neighbors Kansas City Kansas Chambers of Commerce. At our 2020 Over the Back Fence, we’ll be joined by three medical professionals from the University of Kansas Health System who will provide an update on COVID-19 utilizing their own resources and expertise.
They’ll discuss current case counts in Kansas and the nation, advances in treatments for COVID, prevention methods, and the status of vaccines.
August 19th @ 10:30 A.M.
Amanda Gartner, RN, Director of Quality and Safety
Amanda Gartner is director of the Departments of Quality, Safety, Magnet, and Infection Prevention and Control at The University of Kansas Health System. Amanda’s clinical interests include reducing preventable patient harm events and she is focused on understanding the role of human factors on patient safety events and identifying interventions that change behavior to improve patient outcomes. She has presented at numerous national and regional conferences on healthcare quality, safety and process improvement, among other topics. She is currently leading multiple interdisciplinary teams in their work to ensure the safety of patients, physicians and employees during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Dana Hawkinson, MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control
Dana Hawkinson, MD, is the medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at The University of Kansas Health System and assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He also leads a team in evaluating and managing infection exposures to staff and patients and developing infection prevention protocols. In addition to providing inpatient care, he holds a weekly clinic to follow patients with HIV or who are receiving outpatient IV antibiotics.
Dr. Hawkinson’s clinical research focuses on respiratory virus infection and tick-borne illnesses. His research was integral to the discovery of Bourbon virus, a suspected tick-borne pathogen. He is now helping develop a vaccine and diagnostic test for this virus.
Chris Wilson, VP System Integration and Innovation
As vice president of system integration and innovation, Chris Wilson focuses on health system integration, digital innovation, and population health management. Chris is leading numerous efforts to coordinate the health system’s support of the community during COVID and is working to supporting the KU Lawrence campus in its response to pandemic. Additionally, he is also the executive director of Centrus Health, a physician-led clinically integrated network comprised of 1,600 employed and independent physicians in the KC Area.
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