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Children’s Hospitals Today recognized Children’s Minnesota’s record safety milestone

Patsy Stinchfield, senior director of infection prevention and control, recognized a major safety patient milestone at the St. Paul hospital’s prenatal intensive care unit (PICU). The unit celebrated 2,570 days without a central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), making it a Children’s Minnesota’s record. This isn’t the first time the St. Paul PICU has succeeded in a feat like this: five of the past nine calendar years were CLABSI-free at the unit. Additionally, as of February 2017, the PICU at the Children’s Minnesota Minneapolis campus was running its own streak at nearly 500 days without a CLABSI. Patsy credited the “intense culture of safety” promoted by the “Journey to Zero” campaign at Children’s Minnesota as a main reason for the success. Read the full Children’s Hospitals Today story: How this hospital went 2,570 central line days without a CLABSI.

Hayley Sitz