Please help us STOP the spread of respiratory illness or disease.
Partners in CARE
Don’t be shy! Your health care workers are interested in your care and will expect you to ask them about hand hygiene!
Facts about Hand Hygiene
Hand hygiene is the single most important procedure that is performed in the hospital for preventing the spread of infection to you, the patient.
Germs that cause infections can be spread in a number of ways. The most common is through hands. Hand hygiene removes germs from the hands and helps protect you from infections.
Thompson Health continues to be a leader in providing excellent care to all patients and now we would like you to join our team as a Partner in CARE.
Hand hygiene is the single most important procedure that is performed in health care for preventing the spread of infection to you, the patient. It is important because nationwide millions of patients develop infections annually.
Become a partner with your doctor, nurse, and all the health care workers that enter your room by asking them the question: “Did you wash and sanitize your hands?”
When and Where?
Ask the question any time your doctor, nurse, or health care worker is about to make direct physical contact with you or touches things that are used in your care. This may be in your room or anywhere else in the health system.
If you are in need of medical assistance for your respiratory illness, you may obtain a physician referral from our front desk or by calling (585) 396-6555.
If you have a concern in regard to infection prevention and control, please call (585) 396-6654.
Hospital infections dip in the Finger Lakes region
Thompson Hospital is leading the way in reducing hospital-acquired infections. Messenger Post article highlights a recent report issued by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.