Hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of illness. Compliance with strong hand hygiene protocols leads to a significant decrease in several key infection rates. This is why we promote good hand hygiene, which means caregivers should wash their hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after each patient contact.
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rate
MRSA is a bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics and is a common cause of hospital-acquired infections.
Vancomycin-resistant enteroccocci (VRE) infection rate
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.
C. difficile infection rate
Clostridium difficile, often called C. difficile or "C. diff," is a bacterial infection of the intestines. It can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon.
We continuously monitor our facility and staff performance to identify ways to improve our infection prevention tactics. Our goal is to always have the lowest possible infection rates to help keep our patients healthy.