- Judge upholds rules on hospital infection reports Source: San Francisco Chronicle (Thursday June 23, 2011)
California hospitals lost their bid to avoid reporting their infection rates to the public. A California judge upheld a 2008 state law – one of the strongest in the nation – that calls on hospitals to report infections occurring from a broad array of surgeries.
- Patients Demand Honesty about Staph Infections
Radio coverage of the San Francisco rally to protest lawsuit against California’s hospital infection reporting law. Features CA-based activists Ty Moss of Nile’s Project and Tina Manasian.
- Rally on giving consumers info about Hospital-Acquired Infections
Join Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project and CA hospital infection activists for a patient safety rally outside the San Francisco Superior Court next Wednesday, June 22 from 8:30-9:30am (400 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94102). The rally is meant to show visibility of hospital infection survivors and family members before the 9:30am court hearing concerning a CA lawsuit to block surgical infection reporting requirements.
- State, hospitals spar in court over public reports on surgery infections Source: California Watch (Thursday June 16, 2011)
The state attorney general’s office filed legal documents this week arguing that hospitals are required to file monthly reports on infections related to 29 types of surgeries, defending a legal challenge from the California Hospital Association.
- APIC, SHEA Seek to Block Infection Disclosure Rules in CA Source: HealthLeaders Media (Wednesday June 8, 2011)
Hospital infection public disclosure fight in California.
- Nadya Suleman's doctor loses California medical license Source: CNN (Wednesday June 1, 2011)
The California fertility doctor who implanted a dozen embryos in Nadya Suleman, resulting in the birth of eight babies, will lose his medical license on July 1, state officials said.
- Editorial: Hospital infections too deadly to ignore Source: Sacramento Bee (Wednesday June 1, 2011)
Delaying progress on hospital infections in California is unacceptable.
- 44 states try new protocol, but not California Source: Sacramento Bee (Tuesday May 31, 2011)
A hospital infection prevention program showing great results gets no welcome in California. According to the Sacramento Bee, leaders of the state’s hospital industry turned down an invitation to join the program two years ago, along with as much as $70,000 in federal funding.
- UCD Med Center fights infections; VA facility finds success Source: Sacramento Bee (Monday May 30, 2011)
An estimated 12,000 Californians die annually from preventable hospital infections, according to state Department of Public Health statistics. Read about what some California hospitals are doing to address the problem.
- Deadly bacteria lurk inside hospital wards Source: Sacramento Bee (Sunday May 29, 2011)
A lack of urgency at the California Department of Public Health stifles progress on hospital infection prevention, leaving California patients at risk.