Prevention Research: Helping Hospitals Stop Spread of Bacteria, Protecting Patients and Staff

Author: John Jernigan, MD Director of the Office of Prevention Research and Evaluation, CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Every day, patients get infections in healthcare facilities while they are being treated for something else. Unfortunately, these infections can have devastating emotional, financial, and medical effects. Collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and academic medical leaders is vital to stay ahead of the spread of germs in healthcare facilities. Toward that end, CDC has named six additional academic institutions to join the CDC Prevention Epicenters (PE) Program, a hub of on-the-ground patient safety work. This unique

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