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Demos Health Announces Gold Award Winner in ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Health Category

The Patient Survival Guide by Dr. Maryanne McGuckin with Toni L. GoldfarbWritten by infection expert Dr. Maryanne McGuckin with Toni L. Goldfarb, The Patient Survival Guide: 8 Simple Solutions to Prevent Hospital- and Healthcare-Associated Infections was recently announced as the Gold Award winner for health books in ForeWord Reviews' 2012 Book of the Year competition. With 1,300 entries from some 600 publishers, winners exemplify the best work coming from independent, university, and small press communities.

NEW YORK, NY-- July 1, 2013 ForeWord Reviews' 15th annual Book of the Year Awards, judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, were announced at the June 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago. With 1,300 entries from more than 600 publishers, the winners exemplify the best work coming from today's independent, university, and small press communities. Demos Health is proud to report that The Patient Survival Guide: 8 Simple Solutions to Prevent Hospital- and Healthcare-Associated Infections is the 2012 Book of the Year health books Gold Award Winner.

Written by noted infection expert Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, with medical journalist Toni L. Goldfarb, this book has been praised as "…everything a lay person needs to know about hospital-acquired infections. If you want to survive your hospital stay without an infection, read it." (Rosemary Gibson, Author, Wall of Silence and The Treatment Trap).

As noted in other published reviews:

"Dr. McGuckin sounds the alarm on deadly, costly infections and how to prevent them. Before you or a loved one heads to the hospital, reach for this guidebook. It could save a life."—Ceci Connolly, former national health correspondent, The Washington Post

"This book is written in simple language to demystify the 'coded' jargon for the layman consumer, but with all the experience of a confirmed and respected healthcare infection control expert." —Didier Pittet, MD, MD, CBE, Director, Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety; Lead, WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge "Clean Care is Safer Care"

Author Credentials: Dr. Maryanne McGuckin has over 35 years experience as a faculty and staff member of University of Pennsylvania. Currently she is a Senior Scholar in Health Policy Department at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Toni L. Goldfarb is a medical journalist and book author whose writings have appeared in numerous professional and consumer publications.

Book information: THE PATIENT SURVIVAL GUIDE: 8 Simple Solutions to Prevent Hospital- and Healthcare-Associated Infections, 208 pp • trade paperback • $16.95 • ISBN 9781936303311 • eISBN 9781617051180 Published by Demos Health and available wherever books are sold.

Availability: Order Toni's Book on Amazon.com