Case Study: St. Mary's Goes the Distance to Protect Patients

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Case Study: St. Mary's Goes the Distance to Protect Patients

Issue Summary

This case study explores how St. Mary's Health Care System in Athens, Ga. was the first healthcare institution in northeast Georgia to use UV light to treat high-utilization areas as an adjunct strategy to drive down their rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Editor's Take

Although the 196-bed hospital already enjoyed very low infection rates, St. Mary's infection prevention and control manager Doug Blomberg, RN, CIC, says the technology helped combat Clostridium difficile and represented another weapon against pathogen transmission in the facility's comprehensive arsenal.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Learn how a hospital elevated its patient safety efforts by using UV light
  • Discover how UV technology can be used throughout a healthcare facility to boost manual cleaning and disinfection