Keith Bradley, Assistant Director of Nursing, B.W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital

“As a team, we made the commitment that hand hygiene compliance on our Unit is non-negotiable and is considered a standard part of our patient workflow. We like to keep things simple, communicate our expectations, properly educate our staff, and then ultimately, hold them accountable for their numbers. We continue to improve patient safety on a daily basis, and it shows in our Unit’s hand hygiene compliance percentages. These improvements demonstrate each team member’s acceptance of their personal responsibility to provide a safe environment for our patients.”