2014 FIGHT C. DIFF Gala Committee
Nov 15, 2017
Our Executive Director will be presenting as part of this practical workshop about antibiotic stewardship hosted by the National Quality Forum. Increasingly, having an effective antibiotic stewardship program in place in your hospital is a must. Successful antibiotic stewardship programs foster a continuous and system-wide culture of quality improvement that meet national guidelines while making care safer and more effective for all patients. Join the NQF on Wednesday, November 15, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Washington, DC, for a fully accredited workshop designed specifically for quality improvement professionals in acute care settings, including quality directors, compliance officers, patient safety professionals,…...Read More
Nov 3, 2017
  7 PM – 11 PM Grand Ballroom Dyker Beach Golf Course 1030 86th Street (86th St & 7th Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11228 cocktail reception ∙ 4-course dinner ∙ full open bar ∙ raffle & 50/50 prizes ∙ dessert ∙ dancing Online Tickets Sales are Over. There are limited number of door tickets available. Please notify Kit Curl at kit@peggyfoundation.org if you wish to attend.   2017 HONOREES Leadership Award – Dr. L. Clifford “C. diff Cliff” McDonald, MD Dr. McDonald graduated from Northwestern University Medical School, completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Michigan State University, and an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at…...Read More
Oct 25, 2017
Dr. Stephen M. Brecher Wednesday, October 25th | 1:30 PM EST For many patients and caregivers, getting properly diagnosed with a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) can be a struggle. As CDIs are increasingly found in the community among previously low-risk populations, many clinicians mistake these dangerous infections for norovirus or irritable bowel syndrome. Led by Dr. Stephen Brecher, director of the Microbiology Laboratories of the Boston VA Healthcare System, this webinar will cover: Different types of diagnostic tests for C. diff How clinicians use tests to diagnose C. diff How patients and caregivers can engage smartly with clinicians to achieve…...Read More
Jul 25, 2017
Healthcare Association of New York State Webinar 4 – 5 p.m. Registration is open to HANYS Members Only. Through its Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative, HANYS is supporting members as they accelerate their focus on antibiotic stewardship. The Collaborative uses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs as a framework, and includes support for National Healthcare Safety Network reporting readiness. This webinar will address patient and family engagement as part of a hospital antibiotic stewardship program. Mr. Lillis will share the story of his mother, Peggy, who died from community-acquired C. difficile, as well as other patient stories that highlight…...Read More
Jun 14, 2017
Our Executive Director will be speak on a panel covering Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms/Antibiotic Stewardship Program/Clostridium difficile at the Ohio Hospital Association’s 2017 Quality Summit. Click here to learn more: OHA Quality Summit...Read More
Jun 3, 2017
Toss to Stop C. Diff Loss Judy Dexter Memorial Picnic & Cornhole Tournament Saturday, June 3, 2017 12 PM – 5 PM Highland, MD   Please join the Dexter Family & Peggy Lillis Foundation for the Fourth Annual Toss to Stop C. Diff Loss: Judy Dexter Memorial Picnic and Cornhole Tournament! This year will include the same great family, friends, food, and fundraising but with a twist: a different location. The event will be held at Chuck Dexter (Dad)’s house! Get your tickets now! Please save the date, and we’ll look forward to seeing you and hopefully some new faces too!...Read More
May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017 Dinner at 5:00 PM; Program at 6:00 PM Holiday Inn 215 Sunnyside Blvd. Plainview, NY 11803 Tickets are $60 (or $50 before 03/20/2017) Please visit www.patientsafetyevent.org for information and registration. The Peggy Lillis Foundation is excited to be a part of the PULSE Center for Patient Safety, Education, and Advocacy‘s Patient Safety Symposium on May 1, 2017 in Plainview, New York. This informative program will include guest speakers: Janet Eagan RN – Manager, Infection Control at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Bruce E. Hirsch MD, FACP, AAHIVS – Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases at North Shore…...Read More
Apr 27, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:30 am – 6:00 pm New York City Join the preeminent C. diff advocacy and education organization to discuss one of our nation’s most urgent public health threats and share strategies to combat it. The Summit will offer training for advocates with presentations and panel discussions featuring leaders in C. diff prevention and treatment, healthcare policy, state government, patient advocacy and grassroots organizing. Attend In-person  If you want to attend in-person, please email Kit Curl at kit@peggyfoundation.org. | Space is limited. Register for the Live Stream PLF will be streaming all Panel Discussions starting at 1…...Read More