Hospital Acquired Infections

We can’t let our patients become infected under our watch. 

IHA’s Indiana Patient Safety Center (IPSC) continues to fight healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in all of their forms. In fact, eliminating HAIs is a CDC priority that the IPSC strives to achieve in Indiana. 

According to the CDC’s Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report, Indiana hospitals have a lower standardized infection rate compared to the national baseline for many HAIs, while we hover near or slightly above the national average for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and surgical site infections (SSIs) related to colon surgery. 

By providing resources and prevention strategies for the infections effecting our patients, we believe we can help Indiana become one of the safest places in the world to receive care. You can explore those resources here: