Patient Safety Indicators
In keeping with our commitment to patient safety, and in compliance with the Public Reporting process, Markham Stouffville Hospital manages and keeps track of its healthcare-associated infection rates.
What is a Healthcare-Associated Infection?
Healthcare-associated infections happen through the spread of microorganisms such as bacteria or viruses. These micro-organisms are found in the community, at home, in schools and at work.
Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI’s) happen when a patient gets an infection during their stay in a hospital that they did not have before their stay.
- Patients & Visitors
- Areas of Care
- Careers & Volunteers
- Our Foundations
- About Us
- Patient Safety Indicators
- Central Line Infection (CLI)
- Clostridium Difficile (C. difficile)
- Hand Hygiene Compliance
- Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR)
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Surgical Safety Checklist Compliance
- Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Prevention
- Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
- Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
- Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
- Quality Improvement Plan