Infection Quality Data
Our Infection Prevention Program is designed to detect, control and prevent infection of patients, staff and volunteers. Adventist Medical Center recognizes how important infection control is to ensuring our ability to provide safe quality health care. Our goal is to promote patient and healthcare worker safety by reducing the risk of acquiring and transmitting infections. It is our commitment to provide the right care for the right patient every time.
Prevention is the key to fighting infectious disease. Our focus is:
- Proper hand hygiene
- Environmental cleaning and disinfection
- Immunization of patients and staff against vaccine-preventable disease
- Safe work practices
- Monitoring and surveillance of communicable disease and infection in our community, our state, our country, and the world
- Educating healthcare workers, students, visitors, vendors, patients and their families about emerging infectious disease, technologies, antibiotic resistance and vaccines
Infection Prevention is a team process at Adventist Medical Center! We strive for excellence in care and as a core value believe that even one infection acquired here is one too many. Our target is ZERO infection.
Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Rates
Healthy People is a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The program set 10 year objectives for improving the health of all citizens. Our hospital healthcare worker vaccination rates go up each year – that means more of our healthcare workers are getting their flu vaccine.
- 2010– 2011 Flu Season: 71% of our Healthcare Workers received their flu vaccine
- 2011-2012 Flu Season: 76% of our Healthcare Workers received their flu vaccine