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Campbell County Memorial Hospital Recognized for Infection Prevention April 2015

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Campbell County Memorial Hospital Recognized for Infection Prevention April 2015

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 our patients.”

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 demonstrates their dedication to reducing healthcare-associated infections by exceeding national goals and achieving ZERO CLABSI infections.

Karen Clarke
Director, Community Relations
307-688-1580
communityrelations@ccmh.net