GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Health (CCH) was recognized by
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health and
Wyoming Infection Prevention Advisory Group for achieving excellence in infection prevention, awarded during the 5th
Annual Infection Prevention Conference in Casper, Wyoming on April 22, 2015.
Campbell County Health achieved Zero Central Line Associated Blood Stream
Infections (CLABSI) in 2014.
Most of Wyoming’s 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 Centers for Disease Control’s
(CDC) national healthcare acquired infection database and to implement
research-based best practices. All Wyoming CAH and PPS hospitals are 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 Emergency Preparedness. “I want to recognize and thank our CCH team for the care they provide
The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the 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 achieving ZERO CLABSI infections.
Director, Community Relations