Bon Secours Health System Reduces Surgical Site Infections by 35% in 3 Months; Annualized Savings Top $655,000

August 16, 2017

Concerned about hospital-acquired infections, Bon Secours Health System, Inc.'s (BSHSI) Clinical Transformation (CT) leaders partnered with Premier’s Clinical Performance Partner (CPP) Program to structure and implement an initiative focused on reducing surgical site infections (SSIs).

With the guidance of Premier’s resources – and following Premier’s proven performance improvement methodology – BSHSI implemented a system wide, rapid-cycle change project to ensure compliance to foundational practice to include surgical attire, surgical hand scrubs, surgical site preparation and traffic patterns.

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