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Stop Hospital Infections 
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As of this week, fifteen states have passed laws to stop hospital-acquired infections. Now we need your help to bring this momentum for reform home to your own local hospital. 

You, and more than 52,000 people, have signed our Stop Hospital Infection petition telling local hospitals that we expect responsible, effective infection control. Thank you! Now, we need volunteers to deliver the petition with signatures from residents of your community to your area hospitals. 

Join us in this last push to hold your local hospitals accountable for their infection rates. Sign up to deliver petitions to your local hospitals.

One in 20 hospital patients get an infection while being treated for an unrelated health care problem. That translates to almost 2 million patients each year. Annually, almost 90,000 people die from hospital-acquired infections. Few Americans can go to their local hospital and get information about infection rates today. Many hospitals resist releasing their infection rates to the public -- information that helps you choose a hospital and gives hospitals a strong incentive to improve.

Please sign up to help ensure that local hospitals release information about their hospital-acquired infection rates.

Thanks for you help!


Lisa McGiffert
a project of Consumers Union
1300 Guadalupe, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78701