Photo gallery: Michigan Medicine hits hand hygiene milestone

January 23, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

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Congratulations, Michigan Medicine! Last month, the organization surpassed its target for hand hygiene compliance, reflecting the commitment made by faculty and staff to patient safety.

“Hand hygiene is the easiest, most effective way to limit the spread of germs and infectious diseases in a health care setting,” said Nicole Nomides, manager of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology. “The entire leadership team is proud of our employees’ dedication to this initiative — and that commitment is reflected in these most recent compliance numbers.”

To celebrate, IPE will be giving away goodies and prizes next Thursday, Feb. 1, at the main employee entrances in Taubman Center, Mott, UH South and the Cancer Center. Staff members will be at the entrances from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Be sure to stop by to claim your free gift!

The team also awards a treasure chest to the organization’s top performing hand hygiene units each month, including 4B, 8E and the CCMU for December. Check out a photo gallery above for a glance at some of the recent winners.

“We still have work to do when it comes to hand hygiene compliance, but we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our faculty and staff for the incredible work they do,” Nomides said. “It’s an accomplishment everyone should be proud of.”

To check out the latest hand hygiene compliance numbers from your unit or department, click here.