WASHINGTON — The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) are partnering with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish the 2012 Partnership in Prevention Award, according to a press release.
The nature and purpose of the Partnership in Prevention Award is to highlight and promote the work of one hospital that has achieved sustainable improvements based on the concepts of the "National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination," the release stated.
According to the release, the award program intends to recognize prevention leaders in the U.S. acute-care community who have achieved wide-scale reduction and progress toward elimination of targeted HAIs.
It also intends to showcase the outstanding efforts of clinicians, hospital executives and hospital facilities that have improved clinical practice through utilization of evidence-based guidelines, achieved and maintained superior prevention results and advanced best practices to improve patient safety, the release noted.
The application deadline is August 1, 2012, the release added.
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