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MICHIGAN STATE SENATOR KOWALL RECEIVES AWARD FOR PROMOTING HEALTH CARE SAFETY

March 22, 2015
LANSING—State Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, was recognized Wednesday by the International Sharps Injury Prevention Society (ISIPS) and StaffAndPatientSafety.org for his work promoting staff and patient safety in health care.  
 
“It is a great honor to receive this award,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “Health care workers face many occupational risks as they care for the sick and injured.
 
"StaffAndPatientSafety.org is to be commended for their work in promoting safety score audits and other safety precautions. I’m glad I can do my part to promote a culture of safety for health care workers and patients.”  
 
Sen. Kowall, joined by co-sponsors Senators Robertson, Brandenburg, Emmons, Green, Hansen and Proos, offered State Resolution No. 46, A RESSOLUTION TO ENCOURAGE THE INCLUSION OF SYRINGE AND SCALPEL SAFETY SCORES IN HEALTH CARE FACILITY ACCREDITATION AUDITS.  
 
 
Photo caption: State Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, (center) was recognized Wednesday by the International Sharps Injury Prevention Society (ISIPS) and the StaffAndPatientSafety.org for his work promoting staff and patient safety in health care.  Dr. Michael Sinnott, co-founder of StaffAndPatientSafety.org, (left) and David W. Baetens, director of marketing for OakMed Products in Clarkston, presented the award to Kowall.