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K. Hovnanian and Joseph M. Sanzari Surpass 1,000-day CLABSI-Free Milestone

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

What you need to know

The Pediatric Intensive Care units (PICU) of Jersey Shore’s K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital and Hackensack’s Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital have surpassed the 1,000-day milestone without a Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI).

Sanzari reached the 1,000-day milestone without a CLABSI on July 25. As of July 29, K. Hovnanian’s streak had reached 1,186 days. In addition, as of July 25, K. Hovnanian had a 1,174-day streak going without a Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), and Sanzari’s non-CAUTI streak had reached 512 days.

This achievement is thanks to the “scrub the hub” initiative developed through the work of a 15-year national PICU collaborative.

Dr. Mark Siegel, division director of Sanzari’s multidisciplinary anti-CLABSI team, and Dr. Harpreet Pall, K.Hovnanian’s chair of Pediatrics, are leading this effort at their hospitals..