Kentucky Hospitals Band Together to Reduce Medical Device Infections

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thirty-three Kentucky hospitals are participating in an effort to improve patient safety and prevent infections, a collaborative headed by the Kentucky Hospital Association.

Medical devices can cause blood stream infections (BSIs) including central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections, according to the association, a Louisville, Ky.-based non-profit group that includes all the state’s hospitals.

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CMS Wins Contract with Louisville DOC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Correctional healthcare services provider Correctional Medical Services, Inc. was awarded a contract with the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections in Louisville, Ky., valued at more than $5 million annually. The contract is for one year with the potential for four additional one-year extensions.

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Construction Begins on Medical School Tower

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Ground breaking ceremonies were held recently at Pikeville College to celebrate the construction of a nine-story educational facility, expanded clinical skills center and cafeteria/commons scheduled to be completed in March 2012.
The facility has a projected cost of $25 million, with ancillary costs elevating the project to about $30 million.

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