June 22, 2018

STRIVE Hospitals Achieve Significant Reduction in HAI

FHA wishes to recognize and congratulate the thirty-seven hospitals in Florida that participated in the States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE) initiative! Through participation, these hospitals worked closely over a 12-month period (Apr. 1, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2018) with program partners at the state level to improve general infection prevention and control practices, and reduce the following healthcare-associated infections (HAIs): Clostridium difficile infections (CDI), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia.

Collectively, FHA's participating STRIVE hospitals achieved greater than 20 percent reduction across all four STRIVE focus topics, with the greatest improvement being CDI at 40.3 percent [view performance report]. STRIVE hospitals have subsequently driven great achievements in reducing harm related to HAI for the FHA Mission to Care HIIN as well. This commitment to improve the quality of care and patient safety for patients in Florida is to be commended. Congratulations to FHA STRIVE hospitals on this great achievement!

STRIVE Participating Hospitals:

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Baptist Hospital
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Broward Health North
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Flagler
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital Tampa
Good Samaritan Medical Center
Jackson Hospital
Jupiter Medical Center
Lakeland Regional Health
Leesburg Regional Medical Center

Mariners Hospital
Martin Hospital South
Martin Medical Center
Tradition Medical Center
Memorial Hospital West
Memorial Regional Hospital
Moffitt Cancer Center
NCH Baker Hospital
NCH North Naples Hospital
Orlando Regional Medical Center
South Seminole Hospital
St. Vincent's Medical Center Clay County
St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside
St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside
Tampa General Hospital
The Villages Regional Hospital
UF Health Shands Hospital
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies