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How We Cut C. diff Infections: Q&A With Central Maine Healthcare

Healthcare-associated infections can be one of the biggest fears for healthcare organizations. One of the culprits—a bacterium called Clostridium difficile (C. diff)—is particularly dangerous because it can live on surfaces for 5 months and spread easily from person to person through contact. After one thorough cleaning with bleach, C. diff can come back. Joanne Kenny-Lynch is the Infection Prevention System Director at Central Maine Health in Lewiston, Maine. She has been working in infection prevention for 25 years in several different institutions—and what has struck her is that she’s seen the exact same challenges in so many different places.

Fortunately, her experience and knowledge of what works came in handy when her team at Central Maine implemented a program to cut C. diff infections.

Central Maine Health implemented Sodexo’s full Protecta program as part of a system-wide overhaul of their environmental services and infection prevention.

Learn how Protecta helped reduce Central Maine’s HAIs

March 05, 2020

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