•  Leaders in Infection Prevention

    When it comes to protecting our patients against hospital-acquired infections, we’re a community hospital that thinks like a major medical center. We combine best practices with surveillance, continuous education and reinforcement to protect our patients and save lives.

    Rome Memorial Hospital was the smallest of eight hospitals in the nation to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for being an “outstanding leader” in eliminating life-threatening blood stream infections. It’s an impressive record that we’ve maintained since December 2006.

    Here are some of the ways we protect you:

    • Our team members use evidence-based practices and checklists that have been proven to reduce the risk of spreading germs to patients.
    • Providers prescribe the right medications at the right time to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications.
    • We installed multiple hand sanitizer dispensers to make it easy for caregivers and visitors to clean their hands.
    • Building Services uses innovative products, such as Germ Pro, which keeps killing germs on surfaces after they’ve been cleaned.
    • The Rome Hospital Foundation purchased the state-of-the-art Bioquell system, which uses hydrogen peroxide vapor to reach surfaces and equipment in hard-to-reach places.
    • Central Sterile Services uses advanced technology to sterilize surgical instruments, along with validation testing to verify that they are safe for our patients.
    • The Infection Prevention Department provides education and surveillance to reinforce best practices.

     

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    Bioquell 
     The BIOQUELL system uses hydrogen peroxide vapor to reach surfaces and equipment in hard-to-reach places. It can kill drug-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C-diff) that can hide in cracks and crevices that would be otherwise difficult to disinfect.