Michigan Medicine surpasses hand hygiene compliance goal for 12 straight months!

August 14, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Congratulations, Michigan Medicine! The organization recently surpassed its target for hand hygiene compliance for the 12th consecutive month! 

“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 compliance numbers.”

To celebrate, IPE will be giving away goodies at the Employee Appreciation event on Thursday, Aug. 15. Be sure to stop by IPE’s booth to see what they have in store! Plans for further celebrating this achievement will be forthcoming and shared in Headlines as it is made available. 

“The improvement and sustained performance in our hand hygiene compliance across the organization is a great example of quality improvement work,” said Jeffrey S. Desmond, M.D., chief medical officer at Michigan Medicine. “It is also a good example of what high reliability looks like. Achieving and sustaining high performance in our processes is the focus of our high reliability work. We have seen significant reductions in our infection-related health care-acquired conditions as our hand hygiene compliance improved. This is really what we want to see — improved patient outcomes and safer and higher quality care as we develop more reliable and high performing processes.”

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