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Infection Control

Cottage Health's overall infection rates are consistently and significantly lower than state and national rate benchmarks at all of our hospitals. While we are proud of our low infection rates, we recognize that even one hospital-acquired infection is too many. We share our infection rates as part of our commitment to transparency and our pursuit of zero hospital acquired infections.

2016 Data (Jan-Dec)

Surgical Site Class I Infection Rates per 100 cases:

  • SBCH: 0.5 percent
  • GVCH: 0.4 percent
  • SYVCH: 0.0 percent
  • National: 2.1 percent

Abdominal Hysterectomy Surgical Site Infection Rates per 100 cases:

  • SBCH: 2.8 percent
  • National: 4.05 percent

Colon Surgical Site Infection Rates per 100 cases:

  • SBCH: 0.96 percent
  • National: 7.05 percent

C-Difficile Infections (per 10,000 patient days)

  • SBCH: 5.4
  • GVCH: 5.1
  • SYVCH: 0.0
  • National: 8.09

CLABSI (Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections, per 1000 line days)

  • SBCH Adult Critical Care Units: 0.96
  • National: 1.0

CAUTI (Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections per 1000 Foley days)

  • SICU: 2.6
  • National: 2.0
  • MICU: 1.7
  • National: 1.4

CAUTI (Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections(per 1,000 Foley Days)

  • SBCH Adult Critical Care Units: 
  • SICU: 2.6
  • National: 2.0
  • MICU: 1.7
  • National: 1.4