Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) is the most common cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea in U.S. hospitals. Reducing healthcare-acquired C. difficile infections (CDIs) is a complex and evolving battle. Check out CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog to learn how Mercy Health – St. Anne Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, reduced their C. Difficile infection rates to zero. The blog, written by Lisa Beauch, the Toledo Regional Infection Prevention Manager for Mercy Health — St. Anne Hospital, shares Mercy Health’s multi-component strategy that successfully eliminated all healthcare-associated CDI cases from July 2016 to July 2017.
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