CDC Safe Healthcare Blog: 341 Days Without a C. difficile Infection

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) is the most common cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea in U.S. hospitals. Reducing healthcare-acquired C. difficile infections (CDIs) is a complex and evolving battle. Check out CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog to learn how Mercy Health – St. Anne Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, reduced their C. Difficile infection rates to zero. The blog, written by Lisa Beauch, the Toledo Regional Infection Prevention Manager for Mercy Health — St. Anne Hospital, shares Mercy Health’s multi-component strategy that successfully eliminated all healthcare-associated CDI cases from July 2016 to July 2017.

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About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments’ best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO’s communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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