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Bay Medical Fights Healthcare-Associated Infections by Improving Hand Hygiene 300%
Date:9/16/2009

and administrators who observed and recorded, but did not report, individual incidents of non-compliance. If non-compliance with handwashing protocols was ongoing with any one person, that person was warned. During the full Observation phase, the CEO, CFO, VP of Human Resources and other members of the leadership team joined in the rounding. As part of their rounding routine, each leader did 10 observations a week. Other individuals who were already rounding regularly became even more visible.

According to Robert Campbell, Director of Performance Improvement, Patient Safety and Regulatory Compliance and head of the Core Measures team, "When the CEO is looking at you and points out that you didn't wash your hands . . . you wash your hands."

The baseline was 30%, and the target was set at 80%, but even with the leadership team involved, the numbers plateaued at 76%. In response, an internal marketing campaign was instituted. Following the lead of the CEO, posters were created that started a buzz throughout the hospital. The now famous poster pictured the CEO washing his hands and sported the tagline, "Hand hygiene: So easy, even our CEO can do it!" Rewarding those who demonstrated continual good hand hygiene with pocket sprayers of hand sanitizer provided further incentive. That positive reinforcement added personal gratification and helped motivate others.

Following the CEO poster, efforts focused on the physician groups. Neurosurgery featured a poster with two identical-twin neurosurgeons washing their hands. The tagline read, "Hand hygiene: It's not brain surgery!" The popularity of that new poster prompted other physician groups to get involved in the fun. To keep the goal in sight, only those with continual good hand hygiene could apply to be the subject of a poster. Each physician group elected the subjects. Only the key performers were featured.

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