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Infection Prevention and Control Association Launches to Protect Seniors, Work with Congress, Regulatory Groups and the Long-Term Care Community

The Infection Prevention and Control Association (IPCA) will work closely with the Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care (IPC-LTC) Caucus to create meaningful federal policies to control infections to protect senior citizens.

 

AMS Infection Prevention Partners Welcomes New Medical Director 

AMS Infection Prevention Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of a new medical director to lead our clinical team. Dr. Don Simmons, MD, FAAFP, adds decades of experience serving long-term communities to our infection prevention and control programs.  Read more...​

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The formation of a new association aimed at protecting senior citizens was announced today. The Infection Prevention and Control Association (IPCA) launched to complement the efforts of the new bipartisan congressional caucus, Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care (IPC-LTC), which AMS Infection Prevention Partners announced in June. Goals of both the association and the caucus are to help enact meaningful legislation in Congress, liaise with federal regulatory agencies and support those in the long-term care community. Read more...​

SAIVA Partners with AMS Infection Prevention Partners to Amplify its Analytics, Interventions

Long-term care administrators can now combine the predictions of SAIVA with the clinical expertise of AMS Infection Prevention Partners for personalized treatment recommendations. Read more...​

AMS Infection Prevention Partners Lauds U.S. Reps. Bilirakis, Soto for Forming Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care

Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care (IPC-LTC) Caucus aims to create meaningful federal policies to control infections in LTC facilities nationwide and to protect senior citizens.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June  28, 2021 -- AMS Infection Prevention Partners, the nation’s leading clinical infection prevention and control (IPC) practice serving the long-term care (LTC) community, today announced the formation of a new bipartisan congressional caucus created to protect seniors. U.S. Reps. Darren Soto, a Democrat from Florida’s 9th District, and Gus Bilirakis, a Republican from Florida’s 12th District,  are co-chairs of the Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care (IPC-LTC) Caucus. The caucus was established in spring 2021 to implement much-needed reforms to effectively combat the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as create meaningful federal policies to control infections in LTC facilities nationwide, with the ultimate goal of protecting senior citizens and enriching their lives. Read more...

AMS Partners with Arkstone Medical to Further Reduce Antibiotic Resistance, Improve Health Outcomes

AMS Infection Prevention Partners, the leading infection control and prevention (ICP) practice for America's long-term care facilities, today announced a partnership with Arkstone Medical Solutions, a pioneer in infectious disease treatment guidance. The integration allows AMS to leverage Arkstone's proprietary report and targeted treatment recommendations, further reducing antibiotic resistance and infections and improving health outcomes for residents in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities. Read more...

AMS Names Industry Veteran Ellsworth Harris as its New CEO

AMS, an infection control and prevention clinical practice dedicated to the long-term care community, has named Ellsworth Harris CEO.

Harris co-founded AMS in 2018 with Chairman Patrick Britton-Harr. He will now be responsible for leading the company’s operations and business development, while Britton-Harr will focus on strategic initiatives.

AMS' certified infection preventionists deliver infection control leadership, support and training to meet the heightened infection control standards adopted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Read more...

How Nursing Homes Can Bolster Infection Control — for COVID-19 and Beyond

Amid the national emergency caused by COVID-19, infection control in skilled nursing facilities has come under intense scrutiny, with past violations examined under the media microscope — and surveys from the government focused solely on the issue.

That scrutiny is only likely to increase due to the challenge nursing homes face trying to contain COVID-19 — a virus that can be spread while infected people show no symptoms. Read more...

Health Facilities Association of Maryland Announces Associate Member AMS to Offer Additional COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Homes

May 13, 2020 – Linthicum, MD – Today the Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM) announced its newest Associate Member, AMS, an infection control management practice specializing in nursing homes, is available to offer additional COVID-19 testing and support for nursing homes in Maryland. This additional testing capacity comes at a critical time as nursing homes have been mandated to test all residents and staff, per Governor Hogan’s April 29 executive order. Read more...

Behind the Scenes of PruittHealth's Partnership to Expand Nursing Home COVID-19 Testing (Skilled Nursing News)

Major skilled nursing operator PruittHealth last week announced that it was entering a partnership with a coalition of providers to expand COVID-19 testing at its facilities across Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. 

The partnership was about a month in the making — and it highlights the difficult timeline SNF operators have faced as they try to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus within their walls. Read more...

AMS Partners with PruittHealth for Infection Prevention at Long-Term Care Facilities

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 24, 2020 -- AMS, the leading infection prevention specialists for America's long-term care facilities, today announced an agreement with PruittHealth, a family-owned network of post-acute and long-term care facilities in the Southeast, to expand COVID-19 testing capabilities at multiple PruittHealth locations.

Providing certified infection preventionists, AMS' team of dedicated clinical professionals deliver infection control leadership, support, training, and resident and staff testing to meet more stringent infection control measures, which were adopted in March by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Read more...