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:
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'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.
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.