Optim Medical Center-Tattnall is One of Only 332 Hospitals with the Lowest Rates of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections in the U.S.
(REIDSVILLE, GA – May 19, 2021) Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most common type of healthcare-associated infection, accounting for more than 30% of acute care hospital infections in the United States. It has been associated with increased morbidity, mortality, hospital cost, and length of stay. Every year there are 13,000 deaths associated with urinary tract infections (UTI) and an estimated 449,334 CAUTI events.
Optim Medical Center-Tattnall is one of only 332 hospitals nation-wide to receive the best possible score of zero, according to data from CMS’ Hospital Compare website. In total, 2,203 hospitals received a numeric calculation of the standardized infection ratio on data collected from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.1
“We are thrilled to have earned a perfect CAUTI score of zero,” commented Lora Duncan, Optim Health System’s Chief of Nursing and Clinical Operations. “Patient safety is at the forefront of everything we do at Optim Medical Center-Tattnall emphasizing the significant amount of attention we place on achieving superior outcomes for our patients. We take great pride in the fact that patients choose to come to our hospital knowing they’ll receive outstanding care and are proud of our clinical team for another outstanding accomplishment.”
1 This report, summarized by state, is based on 2019 data published in 2021, and uses the 2015 Baseline and risk-adjusted models. HAI data summarized at the hospital-level are published on the Hospital Compare website. For detailed HAI-specific information regarding the current national baseline and risk adjustments, please see the SIR Guide.