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Bayonne Medical Center Reduces Bloodstream Infections
Bayonne N.J. - May 17, 2010 -- Bayonne Medical Center was recently recognized by the New Jersey Hospital Association's Institute for Quality and Patient Safety for its achievement in reducing bloodstream infections to zero for twelve months or greater.
The NJHA Quality Institute and Patient Safety joined the On the CUSP: Stop BSI national project in January 2009. New Jersey and 27 other states are partnered with the Health Research & Education Trust, Johns Hopkins University Quality Safety and Research Group, and the Michigan Hospital Association Keystone Center for Patient & Quality to reduce central line-associates bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and improve safety culture.
In New Jersey there are 45 Intensive Care Units participating in the project.
NJ hospital units that are participating in the project show that the CLABSI rate is just under the national average, 1.53 per 1000 catheter days versus the national average at 1.63. Teams have also completed a safety culture survey to address the areas in patient safety issues, medical errors and event reporting. The teams have been developing plans to improve these areas and to eliminate preventable infections such as CLABSI. The project will continue to 2011 and the goal is reduce CLABSI rates to below 1 per 1000 catheter days.
"We are very proud of our medical staff and care givers for this accomplishment and their commitment to high quality care", said Daniel A. Kane, President and CEO.
Established in 1888, Bayonne Medical Center is a 278-bed, fully accredited, acute-care hospital located in Hudson County. Since opening its doors more than a century ago, it has been committed to providing quality, comprehensive, community-based healthcare services to more than 70,000 people annually. With its finger on the pulse of the community, Bayonne Medical Center continually develops new and expanded services to meet the changing needs of the people it serves.