The goal for any patient entering a hospital is to get better, not worse. But every year, many lives are lost because of the spread of infections in hospitals. That is why Mat-Su Regional Medical Center has an infection prevention program to prevent, identify and control infectious disease. Our infection prevention measures range from simple hand washing, to the sophisticated high-level disinfection of surgical instruments. The scope of the hospital-wide program is to provide surveillance, prevention and control of infection that include the inpatient areas, outpatient areas, service and diagnostic areas and support services in the hospital. This promotes an environment that will minimize the risk of infection among patients, employees, physicians and other independent practitioners, contract service workers, volunteers, students and visitors.
If you are a patient, don't be afraid to remind friends, family and health care providers to wash their hands before getting close to you.
The Infection Control department acts 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 Prevention.
For more information, please call:
2500 South Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK 99645