35 LeadingAge MN Members Recognized as Infection Prevention & Control Data Champions

Congratulations to the following LeadingAge Minnesota members for being named Infection Prevention and Control Data Champions by Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network: 

Avera Morningside Heights Care Center

Benedictine Health Center at Innsbruck

Camilia Rose Care Center

Capitol View Transitional Care Center

Carris Health Care Center Therapy Suites

Cerenity Care Center – Marion

Clarkfield Care Center

Colonial Acres Health Care Center

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s TRP

Ecumen North Branch

Ecumen Scenic Shores

Emmanuel Nursing Home

Essentia Health – Homestead

Essentia Health Living Center - Fosston

Essentia Health Northern Pines Care Center

Essentia Health Oak Crossing

Glencoe Regional Health Services

Grand Village

Hendricks Community Hospital Association Nursing Home

Heritage Living Center

Johnson Memorial Hospital & Home

Lake Minnetonka Shores

Luther Haven

Lyngblomsten Care Center

Mayo Clinic Health System – Lake City

Meadows on Fairview

Mille Lacs Health System

Park View Care Center

Ramsey County Care Center

Ridgeview Le Sueur Nursing & Rehab Center

St. Gertrude’s Health & Rehabilitation Center

St. John’s Lutheran Home

St. Mark’s Lutheran Home

St, Therese Home

Sunnyside Health and Care Center

These nursing homes were honored in recognition of their successful participation in the national Nursing Home C. difficile initiative, which is part of a nationwide partnership between state and federal public health agencies, health care facilities, providers and infection control personnel. The initiative aimed to understand more clearly how often the bacteria Clostridiodes difficile (C. difficile) causes infections in nursing home residents.

As participants, these members collected their C. difficile data and submitted into the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) database. This baseline data is important in the quality reporting and reduction of C. difficile infections in nursing homes.

The Nursing Home C. difficile initiative is directed by Stratis Health, part of the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network who supported nursing homes with how to submit infection data, as well as how to implement antibiotic stewardship principles and other quality improvement practices.

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