Patients & Visitors

Thibodaux Regional Health System Infection Control

Thibodaux Regional Health System takes infection control and prevention very seriously. Greg Stock, 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 Health System 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.

Never Underestimate the Importance of Hand Washing

Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infection. At Thibodaux Regional we take hand washing very seriously and encourage patients and visitors to do the same. According to Thibodaux Regional's hand hygiene policy, all staff are required to clean their hands before and after routine patient care activities and after hand-contaminating activities. In order to ensure that proper hand hygiene is being performed, the hospital provides its staff, patients and visitors with ABHR (alcohol-based hand rub) and antimicrobial soap to be used.

Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance presents a threat to the health of our communities. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people get infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and at least 23,000 people die as a result. Learn more about the dangers of antibiotic resistance on the Centers for Disease Control's website here.

We at Thibodaux Regional are committed to infection control and prevention. Thibodaux Regional Health System 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.