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Dr. Edward J. Septimus

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Medical Director of Infection Pre...

Phone: (281) ***-****  
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Local Address:  Houston , Texas , United States
HCA Inc.
One Park Plaza
Nashville , Tennessee 37203
United States

Company Description: HCA owns and operates approximately 179 hospitals and approximately 104 freestanding surgery centers in 21 states, England and Switzerland. We are dedicated to...   more

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  • M.D.
  • medical degree
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • MD , Infectious Diseases
  • MD HCA
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"The nation is at a tipping ..., 16 Oct 2015 [cached]
"The nation is at a tipping point where two roads diverge when addressing antimicrobial resistance, with one leading to solutions and the other to disaster," said Edward Septimus, MD, medical director of infection prevention and epidemiology at HCA and co-chair of NQP's antibiotic stewardship action team.
Past President: Edward J. ..., 18 Jan 2015 [cached]
Past President: Edward J. Septimus, M.D., F.I.D.S.A, F.A.C.P, F.S.H.E.A.
Dr. Ed Septimus is originally from New York City. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1972. Dr. Septimus went on to complete his postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. For the next 30 years Dr. Septimus practiced infectious diseases where he formed a 3 person specialty group in infectious diseases in Houston. He was also medical director of infectious diseases and employee health at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System until November 2005. Dr. Septimus then moved to Montana to become Medical Director of Patient Safety and Infection Control at Billings Clinic. His current position is Medical Director Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Clinical Services Group HCA Healthcare System. He has just finished a 3 year term on the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and is on the IDSA Quality Improvement Task Force, and IDSA Antimicrobial Resistance Work Group. He has also served on the IDSA Clinical Affairs Committee, IDSA Program Committee, and IDSA State and Regional Board including chair for two years. He was the first recipient of the IDSA Annual Clinician Award. He served on the Houston Medical Advisory Steering Committee on Terrorism and the MRSA Work Group for the Texas Department of Health and recently was appointed to the Infectious Diseases Workgroup for the Texas Department of Health and the FDA Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Group. He holds a faculty position as Clinical Professor at Texas A&M Medical School and Affiliate Professor, Distinguished Senior Fellow, School of Public Health, George Mason University.
He also serves on the Leading Practice Advisory Panel for VHA, the Board International Society for Antimicrobial Resistance, the SHEA/IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force and the SHEA HCW Influenza Vaccine Working Group. Current interests include patient safety, infection prevention, public health, sepsis, medical informatics, clinical integration, and human factors engineering. Dr. Septimus has lectured nationally and internationally on surviving sepsis, reduction of healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial stewardship, MRSA, the economic case for quality, and employee health.
Hospital Lowers Potentially Deadly Surgical Site Infection Rates, 15 Mar 2004 [cached]
"Traditionally, doctors continued to give antibiotics as long as 48 hours after the procedure was complete," says Ed Septimus, M.D., medical director, Infectious Diseases, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, "but that leaves a patient at increased risk for antibiotic-resistant infection and side effects without providing any additional benefit."
The process changes at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital are the result of a Surgical Infection Prevention collaborative between the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and the Texas Medical Foundation.Dr. Septimus, a key contributor to the Collaborative, says "The results we're getting at our hospital in The Woodlands support the critical importance of implementing these processes system-wide as we are doing." - Vaccine won't stop the latest influenza strain [cached]
Dr. Ed Septimus, an infectious disease expert with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, said people who are unvaccinated might stand to benefit from the shot, if they can find it, even at this late date.
"The vaccine (shortage) issue is a symptom of a much bigger problem," Septimus said.
Texas ID Society - TIDS 2012 Annual Meeting, 16 May 2012 [cached]
Ed Septimus, MD President, Texas Infectious Disease Society
Ed Septimus, MD HCA, Houston, TX
Annual Meeting Dicussion - Ed Septimus, MD
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