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OR Excellence Awards 2016 - September 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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7 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 H ow long has it been since you last had a surgical site infection? Six months? A year? Longer? If SSIs at your facility are extremely rare, you deserve a lot of credit. But what if it had been 14 years since your last SSI? Well, you'd deserve more than just a pat on the back. Remarkably, Kindred Hospital, with 2 facilities in Las Vegas, Nev., hasn't had an SSI since 2002. On the strength of that extraordinary accomplishment, we rec- ognize Kindred as the 2016 OR Excellence Award winner for SSI Prevention. Awards Issue INFECTION PREVENTION 14 Years and Counting! • KEEN EYE An illuminated magnifying glass helps techs make sure instruments have no cracks or other potentially dangerous abnormalities. Debbie Munoz, RN, MH SSI-Free: For Kindred Hospital in Las Vegas, it's been an epic run of success.

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