Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship is a coordinated program designed to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials. Goals of this program include improving patient outcomes, decreasing the spread of infection, and reducing bacterial resistance. Drug resistant bacteria develop from the misuse of antibiotics and can result in life-threatening infections. Taking steps to encourage proper antibiotic use helps to slow bacterial resistance, decrease adverse health effects, and ensure that life-saving medications remain available.

At Clara Barton Hospital & Clinics, our focus on Antibiotic Stewardship directly correlates with the principals of community health and wellness. Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics continue efforts in developing it with a complete program that promotes the proper use of antibiotic medications. Our stewardship efforts demonstrate a commitment to our patients by improving safety, outcomes, and a dedication to quality care.

For more information, visit The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website: