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Good Sam Recognized for Reduction in Catheter Infections

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center received statewide recognition for its efforts in reducing catheter utilization and for decreasing catheter associated urinary tract infections.

Catheter associated urinary tract infections can be catastrophic for some patients and has caused a nationwide focus to reduce hospital-acquired infections. Good Sam has reduced the use of urinary catheters in the Emergency Department by 73 percent since March 2014.

“This has truly been a multidisciplinary effort led by the catheter associated urinary tract infection reduction team at Good Sam,” said Vice President of Patient Care Services Bill Howden.