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Teams continue to work together to lower risk of surgical site infections

Working together to improve quality and safety for our patients and their families is an ongoing process. Our goal is to continually improve quality care by creating an environment that empowers everyone to make improvements every day. In perioperative services, this means focusing on how to reduce surgical site infection (SSI) rates in our patients.

Over the last year and a half, representatives from colorectal surgery, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, pharmacy, nursing, endocrinology, cardiothoracic surgery, and the Quality Improvement Program have come together to outline the common causes for these infections and determine ways to prevent them. Read the full story here.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019