When I had ankle replacement surgery in December 2003, I looked forward to finally recovering from a broken ankle bone I injured in my backyard. Unfortunately, I left the hospital not only with a new ankle, but also a staph infection from my surgery.
State Disclosure Reports
Consumers Union Documents
- State Hospital Infection Public Reporting Laws
Summary of state laws hospital infection reporting laws.
- Bessemer dialysis center shut down after patient deaths previously cited for infection-control problems Source: AL.com (Saturday May 18, 2013)
“A dialysis center shut down here recently after the infection-related deaths of two patients was cited in a report about a year ago by the state health department for multiple infection-control deficiencies that included a case where a patient was hospitalized.”
- Check your hospital's infection rates; new Alabama report released today Source: AL.com (Thursday November 15, 2012)
Alabama releases annual report on the state’s hospitals record on infection prevention.
- Alaska man treated for flesh-eating infection Source: msnbc (Friday July 6, 2012)
Alaska man contracted serious infection flesh-eating bacteria following surgery and faced amputation.
- "Steel Standing" : Metal allergy causes woman's muscles to wither Source: ABC 3340 (Monday July 30, 2012)
Alabama woman develops muscular problems after receiving metal implants.
- FDA: CDC And ADPH Investigate Outbreak At Alabama Hospitals; Products Recalled Source: FDA (Tuesday March 29, 2011)
FDA announces product recall after outbreak in Alabama hospitals. The Alabama Department of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteremia in six Alabama hospitals. On March 16, ADPH was notified that an outbreak had occurred in two of these hospitals among patients receiving TPN (total parenteral nutrition).
- Video: More known about who got sick after Al. IV bag contaminations Source: Alabama's 13 (Wednesday March 13, 30)
A rare bacteria found in six Alabama hospitals is blamed for the deaths of nine people.
- Alabama Legislature approves bill to require reports on hospital-acquired infections Source: Associated Press (Thursday April 30, 2009)
If signed by the Governor, Alabama will become the 26th state to required hospitals publicly report infection rates.
- Chattanooga: Bacterial infection growing stronger Source: Chattanooga Times (Monday November 24, 2008)
Though c. difficile infections are not tracked nationally or at the state level in Tennessee, Georgia or Alabama, a new study shows that the incidence is higher than expected.
Research and Reports
- Alaska Healthcare Associated Infections Plan Source: State of Alaska Epidemiology (Monday December 28, 2009)
Alaska’s plan to reduce hospital infections released December 28, 2009.