Protecting patients from in-hospital infections

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Healthcare-acquired infections are responsible for 99,000 deaths per year and result in $35.7 to $45 billion annually in healthcare costs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Now hospitals are doing even more to prevent the problem and increase hand hygiene compliance and ultimately, improve patient safety.

A woman who contracted one of these types of infections, along with a representative from a local healthcare system, and a representative from a company trying to do what it can to help hospitals become compliant, all visited WBTV News Saturday Morning.

For more information about a Charlotte-based company leading the charge, click here.

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