HAIs in 2014

Mission Health

• 11 central-line-associated bloodstream infections

• 11 MRSA infections

• 127 C. diff infections

• 3 surgical-site infections after abdominal hysterectomies

• 14 SSIs after colon surgeries

• 28 catheter-associated urinary-tract infections

Mission Health is a 716-bed, acute-care hospital based in Asheville, N.C.

Park Ridge Health

• 0 central-line-associated bloodstream infections

• 0 MRSA infections

• 13 C. diff infections

• 0 surgical-site infections after abdominal hysterectomies

• 1 SSI after colon surgeries

• 0 catheter-associated urinary-tract infections

Park Ridge is a 98-bed, acute-care hospital in Hendersonville. It’s part of the Adventist Health System.

Source: The 2015 N.C. Healthcare-Associated Infection Report

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