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Joint Commission Update for Infection Control
Hospitals picked hand hygiene as top patient safety challenge
Hand hygiene was chosen as "the number one patient safety challenge" by eight leading hospitals for the first Robust Process Improvement (RPI) project by the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare.
The eight hospitals that participated in the Joint Commission hand hygiene project are:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, West Hollywood, CA: 950 beds, teaching
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Wheat Ridge, CO: 400 beds, nonteaching
Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI: 486 beds, teaching
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD: 1,041 beds, teaching
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, TX: 252 beds, nonteaching
Trinity Health-St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, MI: 537 beds, teaching
Virtua, New Jersey: 270 beds, nonteaching
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC: 872 beds, teaching