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Kaweah Delta in Visalia taking steps to improve infection rate
Visialia Times-Delta

Kathy Wittman loves a good puzzle. In her spare time, she plays hidden object games on the Internet. But at work, finding clues is part of her job as a registered nurse certified in infection control at Kaweah Delta Medical Center.

“I love puzzles,” she said. “That’s how I relax.”

Back in 2010, Wittman had to don her Sherlock Holmes hat. Different bacteria were causing an above-average number of infections in separate parts of the hospital.