At Vanderbilt, our patients' safety comes first. We go to great lengths to make our facilities clean and safe, and our faculty and staff follow proven practices for infection control. We have one of the nation's most rigorous hand hygiene programs in place, and we strive every day to get better.
The graph below shows the rate of health care-associated infection at Vanderbilt from September 2011-August 2012. Compared to the national average, we are successful at protecting our patients from infection. Our goal, however, is perfection; learn more about what we're doing to improve here.