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.

Jan. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 Data

Surgical Site Class I Infection Rates per 100 cases:

  • SBCH: 0.9 percent
  • GVCH: 0.9 percent
  • SYVCH: 0.0 percent
  • National: 2.1 percent

Abdominal Hysterectomy Surgical Site Infection Rates per 100 cases:

  • SBCH: 0.8 percent
  • National: 4.05 percent

Colon Surgical Site Infection Rates per 100 cases:

  • SBCH: 5.5 percent
  • National: 7.05 percent

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

  • SBCH: 9.4
  • GVCH: 5.4
  • SYVCH: 0.0
  • National: 8.09

CLABSI (Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections per 1,000 line days)

  • SBCH Adult Critical Care Units: 0.3
  • National: 1.0

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

SBCH Adult Critical Care Units:

  • SICU: 3.3
  • National: 2.0

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cottage Health is closely monitoring developments and has isolation precautions in place to provide care for this and other respiratory illnesses.

Information and Resources

STRIVE FOR 95Strive for 95

We’re all in this together. The mission of the Strive for 95 Coalition is to rebuild our community’s immunity to at least 95%.