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FACT: More Americans die every year from invasive MRSA infections than from HIV/AIDS or H1N1 flu.
Richard Branson’s PSA
What is MRSA?
MRSA (pronounced meer-sa) is an acronym for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus – also known as the “Superbug” and can cause deadly infections in patients in healthcare facilities and in the community.
MRSA Survivors Network was founded in early 2003. MSN was the first consumer organization in the U.S. to raise the alarm concerning the MRSA epidemic and other multi-drug resistant healthcare-acquired infections. MSN has been the key catalyst for change on an international and national front with its groundbreaking crusade and mission to stop MRSA deaths and infections. MSN partners with healthcare professionals, healthcare companies and consumer organizations.
Jeanine Thomas, founder and president of MRSA Survivors Network and the first patient advocate in the U.S. to raise the alarm about MRSA was honored on Nov.12, 2015 in Boston with the MITSS ‘HOPE’ Award, which was sponsored by RL Solutions. The prestigious award was presented to her at MITSS’ annual event with several hundred of the Boston Medical Community in attendance. Ms. Thomas’ work includes: giving support to MRSA patients and their families, raising awareness and educating the public and healthcare community.
Our 7th annual event was a huge success with standing room and experts presented and survivors shared their stories – educational for all! We would like to thank our sponsors for the Chicago event: National Health Research Foundation, Kewaunee CARES and SRAP. Major sponsors for World MRSA Day and World MRSA Awareness Month are: Roche, NBC5 Chicago and Xenex.