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Patient Safety Video Showcases Efforts of California Hospitals to Improve Quality, Safety of Care
PR Newswire

Every year, more than 50,000 sick or premature babies are delivered in California’s community hospitals. Typically, these vulnerable infants have immature immune systems and are at risk for acquiring infections. To address this problem, Riverside County Regional Medical Center in 2009 implemented a new program to eliminate infections in its neonatal unit. As a result, the hospital has reduced its annual infection rate to zero and saved the lives of countless newborns.