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Clinton Public Hospital Auxiliary Penny Sale
Anglican Parish Hall, Clinton / 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
23/09/2018
River Road Run 2018
St. Marys / Race starts on Water St. beside the Lind Sportsplex /10:00 am Start Time / Registration Desk opens at 8:00 am and closes at 9:45 am / Funds will support a healthy, active community and enable the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation to sponsor monthly fre swims and bi-weekly free skates at the Pyramid Rec Complex
Today, heart disease and stroke take one life every 7 minutes and 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor. Source: Heart & Stroke Foundation
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The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, in it’s commitment to quality and patient safety strongly supports the public reporting of patient safety indicators, as mandated by the Government of Ontario.  Patient Safety indicators are an important part of the continuous quality improvement process and are used by hospitals to track incident rates, identify areas for improvement, and set action plans for improvement.   

To learn more about patient safety indicators, visit http://www.health.gov.on.ca/.

Central Line Infections (CLI)
A central line infection occurs when a central venous catheter (or "line") placed into a patient’s vein gets infected. ...  
Clostridium difficile-Associated Disease (CDI)
C difficile is also referred to as an antibiotic-associated diarrhea. ...  
Hand Hygiene Compliance
Clean hands are one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs that can cause infection and illness. ...  
Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR)
Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio is a ratio of the actual number of deaths to the expected number of deaths among patients in the hospital....  
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that lives on the skin and mucous membranes of healthy people. Occasionally these bacteria can cause an infection. When S. aureus develops resistance to certain antibiotics, it is called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. ...  
Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC)
The surgical safety checklist is a one-page list of 26 of the most common tasks and items that operating room teams carry out to ensure patient safety. ...  
Surgical Site Infections
The Surgical Site Infections prevention percentage refers only to the use of antibiotics that help prevent surgical site infections from occurring in hip and knee joint replacement surgeries...  
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Vancomycin is an antibiotic used to treat certain infections, including those caused by most strains of Enterococcus. Enterococci are bacteria commonly found in the intestinal tract of healthy people. When vancomycin is unable to kill these bacteria, the bacteria are called VRE....  
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia is defined as pneumonia (a serious lung infection) that can occur in patients (specifically ICU patients) who need assistance breathing with a mechanical ventilator for at least 48 hours. ...