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Florida Hospital Names Antimicrobial Pharmacist

WEST VOLUSIA, Fla., January 8, 2018 – Florida Hospital DeLand and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial have selected Anna Shields to serve as an antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease pharmacist. 
In this role, Shields is responsible for coordinating a multidisciplinary program for both Florida Hospital facilities to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents, as well as assisting in the optimal selection of antibiotic drug regimen, dose, duration of therapy, and route of administration. Antimicrobial stewardship improves patient outcomes, reduces microbial resistance to antibiotics, and decreases the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms.
In addition to her passion for the field of infectious disease, Shields’ other major professional interests include diabetes and glycemic management, as well as oncology.
A DeLand resident, Shields received her doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Florida. In addition, she completed a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency program at Florida Hospital Altamonte. 
About Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. The Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach, and Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares.