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Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections Through Coordinated Efforts

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM EDT

Hospital-acquired infections are a serious threat to patient health and safety. In 2015, association member Navicent Health, in Macon, Ga., reported more than 400 hospital acquired infections (HAIs) among patients, leading to $1.5 million in quality-related penalties. To reduce HAIs, the health system launched a quality management system that paired a staff physician with a nursing or administrative co-lead to review quality-based key performance indicators.

Participants heard how Navicent reduced HAIs by 54 percent through electronic hand hygiene monitoring, reinstating standard infection prevention principles, and other interventions. Hospital leaders shared their experiences with the program, successes, and lessons learned.

This project was recognized as a 2018 Gage Awards Promising Program. Read more about the Gage Awards program, and view project posters and videos from all 2018 recipients.


Roy Gilbreath, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief System Of Care Integration Officer
Navicent Health System

Nancy Osborn, RN, CIC
Manager Infection Prevention
Navicent Health System

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