Hospital recognizes colleagues for safety, quality efforts

Hospital recognizes colleagues for safety, quality efforts

LITCHFIELD (Dec. 28, 2017) – HSHS St. Francis Hospital colleagues gathered recently to celebrate their accomplishments in safety and quality efforts in 2017. They were given new red pullover shirts as gifts from the hospital to recognize a milestone.

“A Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) is essentially an infection that is acquired while a patient is in the hospital for medical services that was not present on admission. This October marked two years free of any HAIs at HSHS St. Francis Hospital,” said Katie Rogers, RN director of quality at the hospital. “Through teamwork across hospital departments and daily diligence, this was made possible. At HSHS St. Francis Hospital, providing quality care and maintaining a safe environment for our patients, visitors and colleagues are top priorities. At any given time in the United States, one in 25 hospitalized patients will have at least one HAI. We are honored to be an exception to this statistic. Through daily monitoring of hand hygiene compliance and by providing evidence-based best practices in our healthcare delivery for patients, we achieved this accomplishment.”

St. Francis Hospital colleagues wear the red pullover shirts they were given in recognition of the hospital going two years without a hospital-acquired infection.