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10 Best Infection Prevention Stories You Missed This Year

In honor of International Infection Prevention Week, we wrangled together our favorite good news pieces from 2018. See which ones you missed!

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The Infection Preventionists Are Killing It!

(“It” Being Infections.)   This week officially recognizes infection preventionists, who work 365 days a year to protect patients. Their days are long, their commitment is strong, and they want every patient to have the best chance at good health.

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Unity Health’s White County Medical Center Reports 85% Decrease in Infection Rates After Germ-Fighting Robots Deployed to Disinfect Patient Rooms

Searcy, Ark. – October 3, 2018 – Unity Health’s White County Medical Center was the first hospital in Arkansas to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a network of health care providers committed to better serving patients and their families through

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Puppy Poop Produces Pathogen Plague Post Prophylactic Pills

It’s a funny headline, but perhaps a less funny experience for the 118 folks in 18 states who developed drug-resistant Campylobacteriosis gut infections after exposure to pet store puppies.

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Germ-Zapping Robots Enhance Infection Prevention at Martin Medical Center

Stuart, FL – September 28, 2018 – Patient safety is a top priority at Martin Medical Center, which recently announced that it has seen a significant reduction in its Clostridium difficile (C.diff) infection rates since adopting Xenex LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™

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Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center Sets New Standard of Care for Environmental Cleanliness & Reduces Infection Rates with Help from a Germ-Zapping Robot

Lakeland, FL – September 26, 2018 – In its ongoing commitment to patient safety, Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center, LLP (LSDC) was the first Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) in Florida to deploy a state-of-the-art LightStrike™ disinfection device. The Xenex LightStrike

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Adena Regional Medical Center Expands Infection Prevention Program with LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots

Chillicothe, Ohio – September 25, 2018 — Each day, hospitals across the country have hundreds of patients and visitors enter their facilities. Most people unknowingly bring in germs and other contaminants, including microorganisms, which can cause infections. These germs are

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Chambersburg Hospital Sets New Standard for Environmental Cleanliness; Decreases C. diff Infection Rates with Germ-Zapping Robots

Chambersburg, PA – September 19, 2018 – Chambersburg Hospital received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ (2017 and 2018) while also being named one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Coronary Intervention, Orthopedic Surgery, Pulmonary Care, and

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Infectious Hazards of Hurricanes

If you are in Hurricane Florence’s path, we hope that you’ve taken shelter and are prepared for emergency situations. After flooding, clean-up is an obvious next step, and a critical part of that cleaning is final disinfection. LightStrike Robots have