“Hospitals with significant ICU footprints performing highly invasive work have increased risks of HACs,” the association explained. “Wisconsin hospitals are meeting this increased risk by adopting careful infection control measures in the context of the pandemic.”

WHA’s CheckPoint is a voluntary reporting tool available for hospitals to benchmark their progress against other state hospitals and make comparisons to national averages. The latest data — from July 2019 to June 2020 — shows collectively, Wisconsin hospitals are outperforming the national averages for infections.

See hospitals impacted by the HAC using the KFF search engine here: https://khn.org/news/hospital-penalties/

See the CheckPoint hospital comparison tool here: https://checkpoint.wha.org/Compare-Hospitals

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