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Monday, May 20, 2013

Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville intensive care unit garners national recognition

MOORESVILLE, Ind. – The Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has recognized the medical intensive care unit (MICU) at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville for its efforts to prevent – and eventually eliminate – health-care-associated infections, a leading cause of death in the United States.
The hospital will receive the CCSC’s Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award for eliminating catheter-associated urinary tract infections and Honorable Mention for eliminating ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Health-care associated infections acquired while patients are receiving medical treatment for other conditions. At any given time, about one in every 20 patients has an infection related to their hospital care.
These infections cost hospital systems billions of dollars each year and lead to the loss of tens of thousands of lives. In addition, such infections can have devastating emotional, financial and medical consequences.
“These awards are further validation and recognition of the hard work and dedication our nurses have to patients and unit,” said Tara Simon, RN, manager of Mooresville’s MICU. “I am confident that we will continue to work to provide exceptional care and a great working environment.”
Franciscan St. Francis-Mooresville will receive the awards at the National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expo in Boston on Monday, May 20.