HAIs cost U.S. hospitals between $28 billion and $45 billion each year and are responsible for an estimated 270 deaths per day—the equivalent of a jet airplane crash occurring every day. Hand hygiene has for decades been recognized as the single most effective way of combating HAIs. HyGreen has developed an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system that reminds healthcare workers to wash their hands before interacting with patients. Currently this device is in three VAMCs.
"HyGreen is committed to working with VA Medical Centers to decrease healthcare associated infections ensuring that our veteran’s receive the quality care that they deserve,'" says Craig T. Davenport, HyGreen CEO. "Congressman Stearns understands how devastating healthcare infections can be to the health of veterans. His commitment veteran’s health along with his ability to assist small business to navigate the bureaucracy of Washington is the combination that increases patient safety for veterans in VA Medical Centers.”
“Hand hygiene is critical to good health and nearly 38,000 veterans every year are affected by HAIs,” said Congressman Cliff Stearns. “HyGreen is a leader in providing technology that combats HAIs, protecting our veterans and reducing healthcare costs. I look forward to touring their facility and thanking them for the dedication to our veterans.”
This event is open to the media and will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 pm EDT at HyGreen’s Headquarters located at 3630 SW 47th Avenue, Suite 100, Gainesville 32608. There will be a demonstration of the HyGreen technology and discussion of future plans in combating HAIs in all healthcare institutions.
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