Infection Prevention

UH is dedicated to identifying and reducing the risks associated with the acquisition and transmission of infections among its patients, employees, medical staff members, contracted personnel, volunteers, students and visitors.

All activities of surveillance, prevention and control use a multi-disciplinary team approach, are in full alignment with best practices and evidence-based guidelines, and are conducted both at the direct care level and at the patient support level to reduce health care associated infections.

Educational needs are addressed as appropriate for physicians, medical students, medical/surgical residents, staff, patients, visitors and community in areas related to infection control, prevention and contagious illnesses.

An annual infection prevention risk assessment is conducted in support of planning ongoing infection prevention and focused surveillance activities.

Results reported publicly are available at CMS Hospital Compare