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Hospitals flock to HHS infection-prevention program
Modern Healthcare

More than 1,200 hospitals have signed up to participate in HHS’s $1 billion infection prevention program in the three weeks since it was launched, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said late Wednesday.

The hospitals are among 2,500 total provider applicants for contracts to reduce preventable harm through the Partnership for Patient safety initiative, which was unveiled April 12 and funded through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.