Bartlett Regional Hospital recognizes how important infection control is to ensuring our ability to provide safe quality health care. The goal of our Infection Prevention Department is to promote patient and healthcare worker safety by reducing the risk of acquiring and transmitting infections. We accomplish this by employing the principles and practices of infection prevention, control, and epidemiology.
Prevention is the main key to fighting most infectious disease and is at the core of our program at Bartlett:
- Proper hand hygiene.
- Environmental cleaning and disinfection.
- Immunization of patients and staff against vaccine-preventable disease.
- Safe work practices.
- Monitoring and surveillance of communicable disease and infection in our community, our state, our country, and the world.
- Education of healthcare workers, students, patients and their families about emerging infectious disease, technologies, antibiotic resistance, vaccines, and new products is an ongoing process and a vital component of our Infection Prevention program at Bartlett.
Infection Prevention is a team process at Bartlett Regional Hospital!
Coordinator: Kim Vermedal, RN, MSN
Contact us at: (907) 796-8413
Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 7:30 am – 4:00pm