The mission of Mat-Su Regional Medical Center's Infection Control Service is to ensure that the clinical community has the information to protect patients and personnel from adverse events. The Department provides expertise in the epidemiological method through education, research, consultation, surveillance and investigation of disease clusters, quality improvement and policy formation. These services exist to meet the needs of all persons associated with Mat-Su Medical Center, particularly the patient, for the prevention of infectious complications.
The purpose of the Infection Control Program is to effectively plan, coordinate, and monitor policies, procedures and programs relating to the prevention, identification, and control of infectious disease. To achieve this goal, the hospital will promote an environment that will minimize the risk of infection among patients, employees, physicians and other independent practitioners, contract service workers, volunteers, students, and visitors.
The scope of the hospital-wide program is to provide surveillance, prevention and control of infection that include the in-patient areas, out-patient areas, service/diagnostic areas and support services in the hospital.
The Infection Control department act's as a liaison between the hospital and CDC, Alaska State, Mat-Su Borough Health Department and other hospitals or agencies, as needed, in matters relating to Infection Control.