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Consumers Union Documents

  • Health and Human Services Grants for hospital infection prevention at surgical centers

    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius designates ARRA money to stand-alone or same-day surgical centers to fight hospital infections in 12 states.

  • State Hospital Infection Public Reporting Laws

    Summary of state laws hospital infection reporting laws.

Consumers Union News Releases

  • Wyoming Rated Among Worst In Nation For Failing to Keep Patients Informed About Bad Doctors

    From a review of state medical board websites.

News Articles

  • Recovery Act to fund 12 state efforts to improve care in ambulatory surgical centers
    Source: CMS Office of Public Affairs (Thursday July 30, 2009)

    Money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will pay $1 million for infection control in ambulatory surgical centers in Maine, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, Arkansas, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming and Kansas.

  • Hospital infection information is scarce
    Source: Casper Star Tribune (Tuesday April 10, 2007)

    Hospitals in Wyoming are not required by the state or federal government to make their rates public.

  • Surgical Secrets
    Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Monday December 25, 2006)

    Wyoming hospital infection rates, nowhere to be found.