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VRE infection rate

At Novant Health, we support the nationwide effort to ensure that patients coming into the hospital with specific conditions receive recommended care. These recommendations are based on years of research on interventions that have been proven to improve outcomes for these conditions.

Vancomycin-resistant enteroccocci (VRE) bacteria can cause infections in patients who are in a weakened state. This could include patients undergoing chemotherapy, patients who recently had a complicated surgery or are using invasive devices such as a catheter. Like MRSA, this bacteria has become resistant to common antibiotics.