Welcome to the Northwestern Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship page.
Throughout the nation and the world, there is a growing awareness of the crisis of antimicrobial overuse and resistance. Both national and state-based governmental bodies are intensifying their focus on this complex problem. Health care institutions of diverse types are at various stages of forming or strengthening their own stewardship programs. For more than a decade, Northwestern Memorial Hospital has become a source of leadership and innovation in the field of antimicrobial stewardship. This website provides stewardship education and guidelines to a wide audience of health professionals, fulfilling a timely need.
The mission of our multidisciplinary team is “… to improve patient safety by designing and implementing evidence-based clinician decision support, education, and policy. Our research efforts aim to deepen our understanding of how to use antimicrobials judiciously in an environment of growing antimicrobial resistance, few new antimicrobials, and economic pressures.” A major part of our work is to develop antimicrobial clinical pathways and dosing guidelines for a host of infectious conditions; such information could be useful to institutions throughout the world.
Of note, we recently joined with the Society of Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to lead the Antimicrobial Stewardship listserv. Clinicians who wish to join our listserv may reach us through the contact information above.
Sarah Sutton, MD, Medical Director of NMH Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Teresa Zembower, MD, MPH, NMH Medical Director, Healthcare Epidemiology & Infection Control
Maureen Bolon, MD, MS, Medical Director, Infection Control & Prevention
Desi Kotis, PharmD, Director of NMH Pharmacy
Marc Scheetz, PharmD, MSc, Infectious Diseases - Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Director
John Esterly, PharmD
Viki Barr, PharmD, BCPS
Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, AAHIVP, HIV/ID Clinical Pharmacist
Jessica Cottreau, PharmD, BCPS
Noelle RM Chapman, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacy Manager/PGY1 Residency Program Director
Practice Number: 312-926-7573
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
675 North St Clair
Chicago, Illinois 60611