MANCHESTER, NH – Elliot Intensive Care Unit physicians, nurses and staff celebrated major milestones on April 19, 2018, in reducing healthcare-associated infections defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Those milestones include:
- 2 years without a central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI),
- 2 years without a ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), and
- 6 months without a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).
“Standing alone these are each amazing accomplishments, but together they really paint the picture of the commitment that the Elliot ICU team has made to continuously strive toward excellence,” said Hannah Sharp, MS, RN-BC, CNL, Elliot Patient Safety Officer.
“We are so proud to have reached these milestones and expect the great work on behalf of patients to continue so that we make every experience a positive one,” Sharp added.
About Elliot Health System – Elliot Health System is a non-profit organization serving the healthcare needs of the community since 1890. The largest provider of comprehensive healthcare services in Southern New Hampshire, Elliot Hospital, a 296-bed acute care facility and the first community hospital in the state, serves as the cornerstone of the health system.