american legion http://wesa.fm en American Legion Recommends Prevention Plan for Legionella Outbreaks http://wesa.fm/post/american-legion-recommends-prevention-plan-legionella-outbreaks <p>A new report issued by the American Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force has <a href="http://www.legion.org/veteranshealthcare/218308/pittsburgh-va-takes-action-against-legionella">made recommendations </a>to prevent future Legionella outbreaks at the city’s VA medical center. This is in response to the death of 5 patients in 2011-2012.</p><p>Jacob Gadd, deputy director for health care and manager of the <a href="http://www.legion.org/systemworthsaving">System Worth Saving</a> program for the American Legion, discusses what measures need to be taken in order to prevent future outbreaks.</p><p>He says the report finds the Veterans Administration needs to empower its 152 hospitals to better communicate during a crisis. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:33:45 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23302 at http://wesa.fm American Legion Recommends Prevention Plan for Legionella Outbreaks