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CCMH Recognized for Infection Prevention May 2014

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CCMH Recognized for Infection Prevention May 2014

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.”

The 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.

Media Contact
Karen Clarke
Manager Community Relations
Phone: 307-688-1581
Email: karen.clarke@ccmh.net