Infectious Disease

Important Information about MRSA.

Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Health Care Associated Infections. Presented by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Important Information!

Please take a few minutes and review this information: Community Acquired Infections and Healthcare Acquired Infections cause HIGHER INSURANCE PREMIUMS which comes out of everyone’s pocket! This isn’t fair to the TAXPAYERS, your families or your friends.

In fact, one of my colleagues thinks that if an EPIDEMIOLOGIST, Infectious Disease Specialist or Environmental Services specialist has knowledge of a known infection and does nothing about it, that they should be Criminally Prosecuted for Negligence! With our litigious society, this could happen! Therefore it is your duty to do something. If this information is not of use to you, then please pass it on to someone who might care.

This is the Flu season, and the CDC statistics are showing that Indiana’s numbers are rising. a fact that is reported by the CDC and can be avoided with appropriate disinfection.

The Halo Fogger is effective at killing 99.9999% of all Colony Forming Units  (CFU’s) off of all hard surfaces without damaging equipment

I have attached some research information to help validate the importance of addressing Hospital and Community acquired infections. It is one of the leading causes of revenue loss for facilities. Insurances such as Medicaid and other healthcare providers no longer reimburse for ​Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC’s). There is also another initiative known as HCAPS, this addresses customer satisfaction. This proposal keeps 10% of the allowed reimbursement until the end of the year. At the end of the year, the facilities are audited for compliance and if they do not meet the criteria, they don’t get that money back. This usually results in decreasing the staff, which also reduces patient care.

(U.S.A.gov, 2015) The CDC healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevalence survey  provides an updated national estimate of the overall problem of HAIs in U.S. hospitals. Based on a large sample of U.S. acute care hospitals, the survey found that on any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. There were an estimated 722,000 HAIs in U.S acute care hospitals in 2011. About 75,000 hospital patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations. More than half of all HAIs occurred outside of the intensive care unit.

Estimates of Healthcare-Associated Infections Occurring
in Acute Care Hospitals in the United States, 2011

Major Site of Infection
Estimated No.
Pneumonia
157,500
Gastrointestinal Illness
123,100
Urinary Tract Infections
93,300
Primary Bloodstream Infections
71,900
Surgical site infections from any inpatient surgery
157,500
Other types of infections
118,500
Estimated total number of infections in hospitals

Important Note: Is this information useful to you? We are available if needed. If know of someone with a MOLD (FUNGI) or infection problem, we urge you to get this information to them quickly.

Indiana Nosocomial Statistics 2015 CDC Data

CENTERS FOR MEDICAID ND MEDICARE SERVICES (CMS)  HAC Score 6.58 and above results in a 1% Penalty   Total_HAC_Score 2015-2016

Indiana Facilities

HOSPITAL                                         ID                HAC_

Score

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH MORGAN HOSPITAL INC
150038
IN
6.0000
6
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
150042
IN
6.0000
2
7.3333
5
7
10
FRANCISCAN SAINT ANTHONY HEALTH – CROWN POINT
150126
IN
6.0000
2
7.3333
9
10
3
ST. VINCENT CARMEL HOSPITAL, INC.
150157
IN
6.0000
4
6.6667
6
10
4
FAIRBANKS
150179
IN
6.0000
6
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
ST VINCENT FISHERS HOSPITAL INC
150181
IN
6.0000
6
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
FRANCISCAN ST. MARGARET HEALTH HAMMOND
150004
IN
6.2500
10
5.0000
8
5
2
CLARK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
150009
IN
6.2500
3
7.3333
3
10
9
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF SOUTH BEND
150058
IN
6.2500
4
7.0000
8
7
6
MONROE HOSPITAL
150164
IN
6.2500
7
6.0000
Not Available
9
3
KENTUCKIANA MEDICAL CENTER LLC
150176
IN
6.2500
10
5.0000
9
1
Not Available
DEACONESS HOSPITAL INC
150082
IN
6.5000
3
7.6667
7
6
10
COLUMBUS REGIONAL HOSPITAL
150112
IN
6.5000
9
5.6667
6
3
8
IU HEALTH GOSHEN HOSPITAL
150026
IN
6.7500
10
5.6667
1
6
10
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL NORTH
150169
IN
6.7500
8
6.3333
5
7
7
METHODIST HOSPITALS INC
150002
IN
7.0000
1
9.0000
9
9
9
FRANCISCAN ST ELIZABETH HEALTH – CRAWFORDSVILLE
150022
IN
7.0000
7
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
RIVERVIEW HEALTH
150059
IN
7.0000
9
6.3333
8
1
10
ST. VINCENT HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SERVICES
150084
IN
7.0000
7
7.0000
8
7
6
ST. MARY’S HEALTH, INC.
150100
IN
7.0000
6
7.3333
8
6
8
MARION GENERAL HOSPITAL
150011
IN
7.5000
5
8.3333
10
6
9
FRANCISCAN HEALTHCARE – MUNSTER
150165
IN
7.5000
9
7.0000
10
Not Available
4
ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL
150047
IN
7.7500
9
7.3333
7
6
9
SAINT JOSEPH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER – PLYMOUTH
150076
IN
7.7500
10
7.0000
Not Available
5
9
FRANCISCAN ST MARGARET HEALTH – DYER
150090
IN
7.7500
4
9.0000
10
8
9
COMMUNITY HOWARD REGIONAL HEALTH INC.
150007
IN
8.0000
9
7.6667
3
10
10
PARKVIEW WHITLEY HOSPITAL
150101
IN
8.0000
8
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CARE CENTER
150115
IN
8.0000
8
8.0000
Not Available
Not Available
8
FRANCISCAN ST FRANCIS HEALTH – CARMEL
150182
IN
8.0000
8
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
FLOYD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
150044
IN
8.2500
10
7.6667
9
5
9
LUTHERAN HOSPITAL OF INDIANA
150017
IN
8.5000
8
8.6667
9
9
8
INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH NORTH HOSPITAL
150161
IN
8.7500
8
9.0000
9
10
8
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
150075
IN
9.0000
9
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
ESKENAZI HEALTH
150024
IN
9.2500
8
9.6667
10
10
9
INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH METHODIST HOSPITAL (INDIANAPOLIS)
150056
IN
9.5000
10
9.3333
9
9
10