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News Archive

AHRQ Releases Interim Data on a National Project to Eliminate Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
September 24, 2013

AHRQ: Intensive Care Units for Newborns in Nine States See Sharp Drop in Bloodstream Infections
January 24, 2013

AHRQ Patient Safety Project Reduces Bloodstream Infections by 40 Percent (.pdf)
September 10, 2012

ICUs from 750 Hospitals Reduce Central Line Bloodstream Infections by 33 Percent (.pdf) 
November 8, 2011

AHRQ Awards Contract to HRET for National Expansion of Project to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (.doc) 
November 2, 2011

ICUs from 350 Hospitals Reduce Central Line Bloodstream Infections by 35 Percent (.pdf)
April 5, 2011

New Funding Available to States to Eliminate Bloodstream Infections in Hospitals (.pdf)
July 20, 2010

AHRQ Awards HRET Contract to Expand Implementation of Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program Across All 50 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico (.pdf)
October 23, 2009

HRET, Hospital Associations Announce Participants In National Efforts To Reduce Bloodstream Infections (.pdf)
March 19, 2009

HRET Awarded New Research Contract to Reduce Infections in Hospitals in Ten States (.pdf)
October 1, 2008


AHRQ Press Releases

AHRQ Awards $34 Million To Expand Fight Against Healthcare-Associated Infections
November 2, 2011

10-State Project To Study Methods To Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs
February 19, 2009


HHS Press Releases

HHS Awards $17 Million in a New National Initiative to Fight Health Care-Associated Infections
October 23, 2009

Secretary Sebelius Releases Inaugural Health Care “Success Story” Report
July 13, 2009



July/August 2010 Newsletter (.pdf)

  • Tennessee Leads the Way in Transparency
  • AHRQ Approves Funding for State Leaders
  • A Word from John Combes
  • CDC Releases State-Specific CLABSI Report

January 2010 Newsletter (.pdf)

  • Grime Scene Investigation: SC
  • Safety Champions
  • Message from Peter Pronovost
  • Clinicians Use Virtual Forum



Hospitals Slash Central Line Infections With Program That Empowers Nurses
Bridget M. Kuehn, MSJ, JAMA Medical News And Perspectives, October 24, 2012

Program Cuts Rate of Deadly Catheter Infections
Anna Wilde Mathews, The Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2012

Quality Matters: A Conversation with Peter Pronovost About Patient Safety
Sarah Klein and Douglas McCarthy, The Commonwealth Fund, April/May 2010

Doctor Leads Quest for Safer Ways to Care for Patients
Claudia Dreifus, The New York Times, March 8, 2010