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44 states try new protocol, but not California
Sacramento Bee

Dr. Peter Pronovost spearheaded a program that sharply reduced potentially deadly infections at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and has created a much-acclaimed model that has since spread to 44 states in the nation.

California is not among them. Leaders of the state’s hospital industry, calling their own infection-fighting programs superior, turned down an invitation to join the program two years ago, along with as much as $70,000 in federal funding.