Hand Hygiene

UT Southwestern Medical Center uses advanced training and treatments to defeat even the most complex diseases. Yet, one of the most effective preventive measures is something incredibly simple: washing our hands.

UT Southwestern has demonstrated a consistently high record of excellence in hand-hygiene compliance. Last year, we achieved our highest score yet – more than 95 percent compliance, one of the highest reported in the United States.

Compare UT Southwestern’s scores with state and national averages for the following preventative care measures:

Best Practices/Preventative Care MeasuresUT Southwestern University Hospitals
Hand Hygiene Compliance

'Lather Up' Music Video

Hand washing is everyone's responsibility. We have created the following music video to engage our employees, patients, and the community to "Lather Up."

Take a look.

New & Noteworthy

Annually, more than 2 million hospital patients nationwide acquire an infection during their stay. Many of these infections can be prevented with attention to hand hygiene.