Please click the tabs below to review Piedmont Fayette Hospital's data pertaining to surgical site infections as compared to our Benchmarking Group and the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). All data are from the fiscal year 2009.
* The National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) system was developed in the early 1970s to monitor the incidence of healthcare-associated (nosocomial) infections (HAIs) and their associated risk factors and pathogens. NNIS has since evolved into NHSN and is the only national system for tracking HAIs. The NHSN system is a cooperative, non-financial relationship between hospitals and CDC.
** Piedmont Healthcare is required to protect the anonymity of its benchmarking affiliation and cannot release the name of that network. The benchmarking collaborative was established in 1997 and now includes over 40 community hospitals in five southeastern states. There are five physician epidemiologists and five full-time Infection Control Professionals (ICPs) associated with the network who work with over 50 ICPs in the member hospitals. The goals of this voluntary collaborative are to collect data from community hospitals and to use these data in working with the infection control departments at the member community hospitals to better understand local problems and patterns related to healthcare-associated infections as a means of improving the performance and quality of care delivered to patients. Piedmont Healthcare has been a member of this network since 2002.