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Recognition for CFH

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Central Florida Health, comprising Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Regional Hospital, recently took part in a joint quality improvement effort by a working committee of the Florida Hospital Association.

This committee was recognized by the American Hospital Association for accomplishing these significant improvements in patient safety for a 12-month period:

percent reduction in clostidium difficile hospital-acquired infections.

percent reduction in central-line-associated bloodstream infections.

percent reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

percent reduction in methicillin-resistant staphylococcus areus infections.


The program is still in effect to continue to improve hospital safety and reduce harmful events for patients. Phyllis Baum, RN, chief quality officer for CFH, served as leader of the committee. “It was an honor to serve and to ultimately achieve these improvements,”

Phyllis says in a press release. “CFH hospitals remain steadfast in their ongoing commitment to continuously improve the quality of care—each patient, every day, and every time.”

Don Henderson, president and CEO of Central Florida Health, served on the board of the Florida Hospital Association for the past five years. “Congratulations to Phyllis Baum and the other clinicians on the FHA team who achieved this outstanding result,” Don says. “At Central Florida Health, we were proud to have played a part in this critically important effort.”

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