GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Health (CCMH) was recognized by
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health–Wyoming and the
Wyoming Department of Health for achieving excellence in infection prevention, awarded during the recent
Infection Prevention Conference in Casper, Wyo.
Campbell County Health achieved Zero Central Line Associated Blood Stream
Infections (CLABSI) in 2013.
All 27 Wyoming Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Critical Access (CAH)
hospitals are committed to reporting at least one unit to the National
Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the Center for Disease Control’s
(CDC) national healthcare acquired infection database and to implement
research-based best practices. Wyoming is the only state that has all
CAH and PPS hospitals voluntarily reporting these numbers, which reflects
their dedication to providing the best patient care possible.
“We would not have achieved this ambitious goal without the ongoing
support of our medical staff, nurses and other patient care staff,”
said Veronica Taylor, Director of
Infection Prevention, Professional Development and Disaster Preparedness. “I want to recognize and thank our CCMH team for the care they
provide our patients.”
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting and data
program, statistically calculates risk adjusted predictions of how many
CLABSI, CAUTI and C.difficile infections would occur in each hospital.
Wyoming hospitals consistently have fewer infections than predicted and
continue work to decrease the infections that occur. Campbell County Health,
along with other Wyoming hospitals demonstrate their dedication to reducing
healthcare associated infections by exceeding national goals and acheving
ZERO CLABSI infections.
Manager Community Relations