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Tag: Patient Safety

October 31, 2016

UNC Hospitals, UNC REX Healthcare, High Point Regional, and Pardee ...

Only 844 hospitals nationwide received “A” grades in the Fall 2016 Leapfrog report.


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July 19, 2012

UNC Hospitals Honored By American Hospital Association for Quality,...

UNC Hospitals was honored as a finalist for the coveted American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.

Awards, Community

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Strict enforcement of standard hand hygiene practices was one of three interventions tested in the study.

September 8, 2011

Inexpensive infection control measures could save thousands of live...

A new study by UNC researchers finds that an inexpensive set of infection control measures could potentially save many thousands of lives and billions of dollars.

Research, Treatment

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November 22, 2010

UNC Hospitals earns Magnet designation for nursing excellence

UNC Hospitals is one of 378 facilities in the world, and among only 6 percent of all U.S. hospitals, that have earned Magnet designation.

Awards, Nursing

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UNC Hospitals staff use friction applicators like the one shown above to scrub a patient's skin with a 2% chlorhexidine gluconate/70% isopropyl alcohol formula to prevent infection.

August 30, 2010

UNC Hospitals reduces central-line associated bloodstream infection...

A new study shows that several interventions implemented over a 10-year period prevented an estimated 887 infections and 244 deaths and saved UNC Hospitals more than $20 million in treatment costs.

Hematology, Studies

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