Mountain View Regional Hospital was recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality
Health–Wyoming and Wyoming Department of Health for achieving excellence
in infection prevention and was presented their award at the Wyoming Hospital
Association’s annual meeting awards luncheon in Cheyenne last week.
Mountain View Regional Hospital won the Excellence Award for zero hospital
acquired infections during 2013. This means they had no catheter associated
urinary tract infections (CAUTI), no Clostridium difficile infections
(C.difficile), and no central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI).
"This shows that our staff is diligent in doing the right thing every
time. They all work hard every day to make our facility a safe place for
both our patients and staff. Quality is achieved when every encounter
with every patient is right every time. Quality is not a "hoped for"
result but a purposeful pursuit", says Cathy Pope, Infection Control,
QA and PI Risk Manager for Mountain View Regional Hospital.
All 27 Wyoming Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Critical Access (CAH)
hospitals are committed to reporting at least one unit to the National
Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the Center for Disease Control’s
(CDC) national healthcare acquired infection database and to implement
research-based best practices. Wyoming is the only state that has all
CAH and PPS hospitals voluntarily reporting these numbers, which reflects
their dedication to providing the best patient care possible.
The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), a Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) reporting and data program, statistically calculates risk