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Newsmaker: Kathleen Rosatti

| Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 11:12 p.m.
Kathleen Rosatti will accept an award from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on behalf of Excela Health, where she is director of medical outcomes, patient safety and infection control.
Kathleen Rosatti will accept an award from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on behalf of Excela Health, where she is director of medical outcomes, patient safety and infection control.

Noteworthy: The Jewish Healthcare Foundation awarded Excela Health a Fine Award in the spring, and will formally recognize the hospital system at an Aug. 29 event for winning the award. Kathleen Rosatti, who is director of medical outcomes, patient safety and infection control for the hospital system, oversaw the infection control efforts that led to the award.

Age: 47

Residence: Greensburg

Family: Husband, Steven

Occupation: Director of medical outcomes, patient safety and infection control for Excela Health

Education: Bachelor's in nursing from Carlow University

Background: After Excela Health officials noticed an upward trend in central-line infections, Rosatti launched a top-to-bottom review of how the hospital handles the tubes that disburse fluids, blood and medications. Changes that followed resulted in a 50 percent reduction in infections from 2014 to 2016, she said.

Quote: “We've cared in the past, but now there are more individuals who feel that this belongs to them and they're accountable for the outcome.”

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