Thibodaux Regional Infection Control
Thibodaux Regional takes infection control very seriously. Greg Stock, the CEO of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, states. “We have declared war on hospital-acquired infections. We are engaging our entire staff in the crusade to eliminate infections. This may be an audacious goal, but we feel confident in our ability to achieve it. For us, average performance is not good enough. We will not rest until we have pursued every avenue available to eliminate infections.”
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center continues to leverage advanced methods and practices to deploy effective strategies centered around patient safety and infection prevention. The old adage has never been truer: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates hospital-acquired infections affect nearly 2 million Americans annually, resulting in 99,000 deaths and $20 billion of additional healthcare costs. For example, ventilator-assisted pneumonia increases the cost of care by $40,000 per stay. The recovery of a patient is complicated by infections as well, with hospital stays being extended by 2.5 to 10 days on average.
We at Thibodaux Regional are committed to infection control. Thibodaux Regional Medical Center efforts protect our patients, visitors, and employees from infection.
Infection Control FAQs and Guides
Listed below are some helpful pdfs related to different types of infections.