Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville has one of the lowest rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the U.S., according to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Recently released data shows that only 332 hospitals nationwide had a score of zero, and HRMC was one of them. Additionally, HRMC is one of only 27 hospitals in Texas to be included on the list.
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are the most common type of healthcare associated infections, accounting for more than 30% of acute care hospital infections in the United States. They are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, hospital cost, and length of stay. Risk factors for developing a CAUTI include the length of time a catheter is used, patient age, catheter insertion, appropriate placement and care, and monitoring.
“We are proud to have earned a perfect CAUTI score. Infection prevention and control is a large part of ensuring patient safety. Patients choose to receive care at Hunt Regional knowing they’ll receive outstanding care,” said Emily Sundeen, DNP, FNP-BC, vice president of quality at Hunt Regional Healthcare.