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YH: CDC ranks hospitals' infection prevention

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   Alabama is one of only two states in the nation performing better than the national infection rate in preventing healthcare-associated infections.
     This is  according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
      The CDC reports Alabama performed better than the nation on catheter-associated urinary tract infections and two types of surgical site infections, one from colon surgery and one from abdominal hysterectomies.  The state did not perform at the national baseline on central line-associated blood stream infections.
     Alabama and California are the only two states to perform better than the national baseline on three of the four categories.
     The Alabama Department of Public Health commends Alabama's hospitals for their outstanding work to prevent healthcare-associated infections.

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