Grays Harbor Community Hospital is the recipient of the 2016 Achieving Best Care Award. The recognition comes by way of the Washington State Hospital Association for the facility’s success in a broad variety of patient-safety measures.
“Infection prevention is an important building block of patient safety,” said Rosemary Chapman, director of infectioncontrol. “At Grays Harbor Community Hospital we work together to build a strong culture of safety so that our patients have the best chance for an excellent outcome.”
Components of infection control, Chapman said, include good and consistent hand-washing practices of all health care providers, excellent environmental cleaning by certified housekeeping staff, and exceptional sterilization and disinfection practices in all departments, as well a high level of knowledge regarding the control of hospital acquired infections by all staff.