Children who get an infection while in the hospital are more likely to stay sick longer and spend more days in the hospital. We take extra steps to control infections from spreading to everyone at Children's, healthy or sick.
Our team of highly trained, nationally certified infection prevention specialists work with our staff to help make visits to Children’s as safe as possible. Our infection prevention rates show how we rank among the best healthcare providers in the nation.
Infection prevention programs
Children's has received several infection prevention awards due to our successful programs, including:
Dress to Protect Program
Coughing, sneezing and contaminated clothing can give your child an infection. The Dress to Protect Program gives protective clothing, like masks, gloves and gowns, to everyone to wear in areas where infection is present. This keeps germs from spreading outside isolation areas.
Our entire Children's staff is current on immunizations. Your child can also get routine immunizations during his visit. Ask your child's doctor or nurse for more information.
We encourage doctors, nurses, staff, patients and families to tell us about any and all concerns.
For more information contact Kim Murphy.
Meet our quality team
- Terry Brown, MS, CCC-SLP, HACP; Manager, System Regulatory Services
- Linda Cole, RN, MBA, FACHE, NEA-BC
- Lisa Davis, R Ph
- Jim Fortenberry, MD, FAAP, MCCM; Chief Medical Officer
- Gary Frank, MD, MS
- Reena Gupta, RN, MSN, MPH, PMP, CSSBB, CPHQ
- Jeff Rehberg
- Natalie Tillman, RN, BSN; Manager of Patient Safety and Clinical Effectiveness
- J Renee Watson, MSN, RNC, BSN, CPHQ, CIC, CPS