Hospital-aquired Infections

Key infection data for all hospitals, including those in Georgia, is now available through information available online via a federal report card.

The US Department of Health & Human Services website hospitalcompare.hhs.gov provides key information on a hospital’s instances of infections linked to central lines, which are catheters implanted to provide critical fluids and medications to sick patients. Unfortunately, these central lines can also make patients vulnerable to infections that can have a devastating effect on those already struggling to get well.

By knowing how their hospitals rank in regards to these, and other, key measures, patients are better equipped to make decisions about where they get their health care. Read more