Six hospitals win grants to fight nosocomial infections


In a move to expand efforts to control hospital-acquired infections, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) recently awarded grants totaling $150,000 to six state hospitals. The hospitals will use the money to implement projects to reduce the number of surgical-site infections, Foley catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia and central line-associated bloodstream infections, and ventriculostomy and/ or medically resistant staphylococcus infections, said PHC4 officials.

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