Effective June 11 at 10 a.m., patients admitted to #RVH will be allowed one visitor, once a week, for one hour during specific, pre-booked times. Click here for visitor information.

In keeping with its commitment to patient safety and transparency, RVH began posting its rates for the most common hospital-associated infections in May, 2008.

What Indicator is Being Reported and When?

Click on an indicator for more information Reporting Frequency
Clostridium difficile (C.Diff)Quarterly
Central-Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLI)Quarterly
Hand Hygiene ComplianceQuarterly
Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR)Quarterly
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)Quarterly
Surgical Site Infection (SSI)Quarterly
Surgical Safety Checklist (SSCL)Quarterly
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)Quarterly
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)Quarterly

How do we Control the Spread of These Infections?

The Infection Prevention and Control Department is responsible for working with employees, visitors and patients to minimize hospital-acquired infections. To control the spread of these infections, we use routine practices such as:

  • Environmental cleaning
  • Sterilization of equipment
  • Single use of supplies
  • Personal Protective Equipment Education
  • Additional isolation precautions