Health System Achieves 34% Decrease in Hospital-Acquired C. Difficile Infections in Three Months; Annualized Savings Top $1M

April 24, 2017

To ensure Good Help to Those in Need ®, Bon Secours Health System, Inc. (BSHSI), a 19 acute-care hospital system, employs a quality improvement governance structure known as Clinical Transformation (CT), which provides oversight on processes and practices that impact patient experience, health care efficiency and patient safety. Concerned about hospital acquired infections, BSHSI’s CT leaders partnered with Premier’s Clinical Performance Partner Program to structure and implement an initiative focused on reducing hospital-acquired c. difficile infections (HA-CDI). 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 improve testing and diagnosis of HA-CDI.

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