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May 29, 2023

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Reducing Hospital-Acquired Clostridioides difficile through Interdisciplinary Team Approaches

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St. Francis-Emory Healthcare in Columbus, Georgia, a 376-bed community hospital, offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services and partners with TeamHealth to provide hospital medicine, emergency medicine and critical care coverage. When the hospital’s leadership sought solutions to reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections, TeamHealth providers actively participated and provided solutions.

Reducing Hospital-Acquired Clostridioides difficile

In late 2020, the Serious Reportable Incidents (SRI) at St. Francis peaked at 1,445, which prompted the facility to focus on the potential spread of highly contagious hospital-acquired (HA) Clostridioides difficile (C. diff). During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, TeamHealth implemented a well-rounded program and analyzed previous interventions to identify the best path forward. To do so, the team needed strong leadership, clinical expertise and operational resources.

TeamHealth works closely with facilities to implement solutions to meet their specific needs. With the on-site guidance of our clinician-leaders, backed by our vast national infrastructure, we bring tailored tactics to each of our partnerships to effectively enact change and growth. Download the full case study below and connect with our team to learn how our clinical and operational experts can support your goals and provide high-quality care.


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