Dr. Richard ZuWallack, Associate Chief, Pulmonary Medicine
“Pneumonia is linked to increased mortality (death) rates and re-hospitalization rates. At Saint Francis, we are undertaking many initiatives to prevent and fight pneumonia in the hospital.
"Our physicians also work closely with medical staff in the emergency department to ensure timely treatment if a patient is diagnosed with pneumonia. This collaboration has resulted in improved outcomes for our patients."
Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that results in fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and fatigue. The core measures for pneumonia focus on preventing the infection and improving care for those who have it.
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