ST. LOUIS, MO — With a video depicting an infection prevention "biathlon," St. John''s Mercy Medical Center
received more than 10,100 votes and was named the winner of the 3M Innovation Award
, according to Infection Control Today
The contest invited health care facilities across the country to showcase original ways of improving patient care and helping to reduce the risk for health care-associated infections through video or written submissions, the article stated.
As the winner, St. John''s Mercy Medical Center will be awarded a $5,000 educational grant from 3M
to continue their innovative initiative, the release noted.
"As International Infection Prevention Week
kicks off this month, we pay tribute to the critical role infection prevention professionals play in delivering exceptional and safe patient care. These organizations demonstrated that collaboration, innovative ideas and dedication to putting safety first can make a difference," said Debra Rectenwald, president and general manager of 3M''s infection prevention division.
"We congratulate St. John''s Mercy Medical Center for showing its creative and educational approach to fighting health care-associated infections and look forward to sharing ideas with them during their visit to 3M that may benefit hospitals across the country," Rectenwald added.