Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Infection Prevention Update
NICU Hits Two-Year Infection-Free Mark
Congratulations are in order for NICU staff, who recently celebrated two years – more than 3600 central line days - without a central line associated bloodstream infection. These achievements speak to the diligence, dedication and focus of the entire NICU team, who, each and every day, work as one to provide extraordinary care to our tiniest patients.
Orthopedics Hits Two-Year Infection-Free Mark in Knee Replacement Surgeries
Over the past decade, there has been a concerted effort in Orthopedics to focus on infection prevention. Ortho surgeons and OR staff have, working together, made sustained improvements in our infection rates in orthopedic surgery. We have not had a single infection in knee replacement surgeries since December 2010. And overall, our infection rates in knee and total hip surgeries are extraordinarily low – we are now significantly below the national average.