Friday, September 3, 2010

Again, Community has low rates of infection

Earlier this week the New York State Department of Health reported infection rates for hospitals statewide.

Community General Hospital has again posted low infection rates when compared with other hospitals, both statewide and locally.

For colon surgery infections, Community had statically significant low rates of infections. For hip infections and central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), Community's infection rates were well below the state average. The charts below show CGH's infection rates in comparison with the three other non-federal Syracuse hospitals, labeled A, B, and C.

The source of these data is the Department of Health's report Hospital-Acquired Infections, New York 2009.

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