When it comes to protecting our patients against hospital-acquired infections, we’re a community hospital that thinks like a major medical center. We combine best practices with surveillance, continuous education and reinforcement to protect our patients and save lives.Rome Memorial Hospital was the smallest of eight hospitals in the nation to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for being an “outstanding leader” in eliminating life-threatening blood stream infections. It’s an impressive record that we’ve maintained since December 2006.Here are some of the ways we protect you:
The BIOQUELL system uses hydrogen peroxide vapor to reach surfaces and equipment in hard-to-reach places. It can kill drug-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C-diff) that can hide in cracks and crevices that would be otherwise difficult to disinfect.