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Broward Health North Recognized by Florida Hospital Association for Infection Prevention Through Strive Program

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Broward Health North (BHN) has been recognized by the Florida Hospital
Association (FHA) for participating in the States Targeting Reduction in
Infection via Engagement (STRIVE) project, which focuses on infection
prevention practices.

Comprised of 37 hospitals across Florida, the STRIVE initiative
emphasizes general infection prevention and control practices to reduce
the following healthcare-associated infections (HAIs): clostridium
difficile infections (CDI), central line-associated bloodstream
infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections
(CAUTI) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
bacteremia.

FHA reported that in a 12-month period participating STRIVE hospitals
collectively achieved greater than 20 percent reduction across all four
STRIVE focus topics, with the greatest improvement being CDI at 40.3
percent.

"We are delighted to join the state of Florida in this effort to promote
infection control," said Broward Health President/CEO Beverly Capasso.
"This recognition represents the many ways in which Broward Health is
committed to providing high-quality patient care to all those we serve."

Broward Health hospitals remain engaged in various FHA initiatives to
reduce HAIs, such as the SOAP UP campaign that focuses on implementing
appropriate hand hygiene strategies to reduce the spread of infection.

STRIVE is a national endeavor, funded by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) and the American Hospital Association. More than
300 hospitals across 28 states have received professional coaching and
access to resources to reduce HAIs through this program.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 80 years, is a
nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class
healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory
teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North,
Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah
Foundation Children's Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health
Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward
Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health
Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.

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