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
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.
up to help ensure that local hospitals release information about their
hospital-acquired infection rates.
Thanks for you