Monday, June 15, 2015

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

Loyola to host conference with international hand-hygiene expert

WHAT: Hand hygiene is the No. 1 defense against health-care-acquired conditions, and it is estimated that hand washing alone could prevent 20,000 patient deaths per year. Despite this, studies have shown that hand-washing compliance among health-care workers is poor.

As a leader in patient safety, Loyola University Health System will host a forum with hand-hygiene authority and WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety Advisory Board Member Professor Didier Pittet, MD, MS, and President of The Joint Commission Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP MPP, MPH. This forum will educate local health-care leaders about proper hand-washing techniques as well as provide strategies to overcome challenges to achieving a highly effective hand-hygiene program.

WHEN/ WHERE: Noon – 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011 Loyola University Health System

Stritch School of Medicine, Tobin Hall

2160 S. First Ave.

Maywood, Ill. 60153

MEDIA: To attend or schedule an interview, call Nora Plunkett in Loyola Media Relations, (708) 216-6268.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.