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QHR Hospital Client, Kadlec Medical Center, Lauded by Consumer Reports
Date:2/25/2010

Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington, a QHR management client since 1994, was recently included in a Consumer Reports listing of 105 hospitals in the United States reporting zero central line-associated bloodstream infections for 2008. Data used to develop the list was collected from 926 hospitals in 43 states.

Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) February 25, 2010 -- Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington, a QHR management client since 1994, was recently included in a Consumer Reports listing of 105 hospitals in the United States reporting zero central line-associated bloodstream infections for 2008. Data used to develop the list was collected from 926 hospitals in 43 states.

Central-line bloodstream infections are deadly infections associated with catheters that are placed in large veins leading to the heart. The catheters are used to transport essential nutrients, fluids and/or food in large volumes to patients in intensive care. The current average rate of infection among surgical ICUs in the United States is 2.3 infections per 1,000 central line days. Kadlec Regional Medical Center recorded 2,379 central line days with zero bloodstream infections.

"It is estimated that 30 percent of the nearly 99,000 hospital-infection-related deaths in the U.S. each year come from central-line bloodstream infections. The good news is that they are largely preventable - with proper attention given to things like hand washing and disinfection of a patient's skin," said QHR Vice President,
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