Hospital recognized for vaccinations

Local News

December 6, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Allen County Regional Hospital obstectrics nurses were recognized for having one of the highest rates in Kansas of hepatitis B immunizations for newborns. From left, Brandi Chapman, Chelsea Buck, Tina Poe, Kendra Weatherman, Alexandra Biggs and Natasha Mundell.

Allen County Regional Hospital has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Kansas Department of Health for achieving one of the highest reported rates in the state for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection

“We’re proud to be one of only 19 hospitals in Kansas to be recognized, and we’re the only hospital in the southeast part of the state,” said Tina Poe, RN, Obstetrics Nursing Manager.

ACRH is the newest entry into IAC’s Birth Dose Honor Roll, which recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that have attained high coverage levels for administering the hepatitis B vaccine at birth. ACRH immunized 94% of babies between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018, and took additional steps to prevent perinatal transmission of hepatitis B.

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