LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeCare® Magazine announced today that Otto Cars, MD, PhD was awarded SafeCare Person of the Year for 2016. This award recognizes the one individual who contributed significantly towards improving patient safety and healthcare quality across the globe.
Eighty-nine nominees from 28 countries were considered. The 10 finalists included Mr. Hector Slim Seade, Director General, Telmex; Lord James O'Neill, British Treasury Minister; Dr. Tawfik Khoja, Executive Director, Health Ministers Council Gulf Cooperation States; Dr. Didier Pittet, Director of Infection Control Program, Geneva University Hospitals, Dr. Victor Dzau, President, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences; Former Astronaut Dr. James Bagian, Director, University of Michigan Center for Healthcare Engineering; Dr. Mark Chassin, President, The Joint Commission, Dr. Hardeep Singh, Chief, Houston VA Health Policy, Quality and Informatics Program; Dr. Philip Stahel, Editor-in-Chief, Patient Safety in Surgery.
"We congratulate the 2016 SafeCare Person of the Year – Dr. Cars," said Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, Chairman and CEO of The SafeCare Group, publisher of SafeCare Magazine. "We are incredibly impressed with what he has accomplished in the area of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). For over 20 years, he has been spreading the word about the risks of AMR around the world. He and his independent international network ReAct (Action on Antibiotic Resistance) has disseminated evidenced-based information driving the issue of AMR toward political decisions. These efforts culminated with UN Member States convening for the first ever High-Level Meeting on AMR during the 71st UN General Assembly (UNGA). AMR is the fourth ever health issue to make it onto the agenda of the UNGA, only preceded by major global health issues such as HIV/AIDS, non-communicable diseases, and Ebola. Heads of States adopted a Political Declaration calling for coordinated, global action."
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