Stony Brook University Hospital Receives Two National Patient Safety Awards
SBUMC Receives Nod from NAPH for Reducing Sepsis Mortality and from HHS for Achievement in Eliminating Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection
SBUH was also selected to receive an Outstanding Leadership Award for achievements in eliminating central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Critical Care Societies Collaborative, this national award program recognizes teams of critical care professionals and healthcare institutions that achieve excellence and notable, sustained improvements in preventing healthcare‐associated infections, specifically in the critical care setting. SBUH was awarded for dramatically decreasing its hospital-wide CLABSI rates by 59 percent from 2008 to 2010, resulting in a decrease of 1,144 patient days and an estimated cost savings of $7.6 million.
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