Ventilator Associated Pneumonias

Some hospitalized patients are placed on a machine, called a ventilator, to help them breathe. When a patient is using a ventilator to help with breathing, they have an increased risk of acquiring an infection known as ventilator associated pneumonia. In 2006, the health system began a monitoring process to decrease these infections. The facilities within the health system have demonstrated excellence in this area.

Last Update

January 23, 2013
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