Shining a Light on Hospital-Acquired Infections: An Interview with Oneida Health Systems
Oneida Health Systems invested in Tru-D in 2016 to help drive its already low infection rates further down. Before implementing Tru-D, along with other infection prevention protocols, the facility’s C. diff rate was .61; by 2017, it dropped significantly to .18—a 70% decrease.
“Though actual cost savings from HAI avoidance can be difficult to quantify, we know from national statistics that HAIs can cost an average of $15,000, so we do believe those savings are real,” said Mary Parry, Chief Operating Officer of Oneida Health Systems. Tru-D is used in Oneida’s operating rooms at end-of-day cleaning as well as in isolation discharge cases.