Reducing hospital acquired infections

Jan 01, 2009

Salem Hospital received its first CSSI project funding in 2005 when $104,535 was granted by CareOregon in support of the Family Birth Center Clinic which provides prenatal care to high-risk, underserved pregnant women in this region.

Salem Hospital has been awarded $75,000 through the CareOregon Care Support and System Innovation (CSSI) Program to fund a project aimed at reducing hospital acquired infections. This initiative is one of several of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's "5 Million Lives from Harm" national campaign focused on improving patient safety. The project will include focused attention on the early identification and management of patients who are at high risk for developing and/or transmitting infections, as well as a comprehensive education program for hospital staff, patients, their families and visitors and a public awareness campaign for the community.

CareOregon is a health plan that serves Oregonians who are eligible for the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Each year, CareOregon through the Care Support and System Innovation program provides funds to healthcare organizations of all sizes for projects to make healthcare more safe, effective, timely, efficient, patient-centered and equitable.

Salem Hospital received its first CSSI project funding in 2005 when $104,535 was granted by CareOregon in support of the Family Birth Center Clinic which provides prenatal care to high-risk, underserved pregnant women in this region. The continuation of this project was approved in 2006 with an additional $66,005. In 2007, the CSSI program provided $100,000 to fund a project to reduce post-surgical complications and in 2008 $90,000 was awarded for a program targeted at reducing Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.

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