"Nationally, we are seeing more antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections than ever before and we have taken aggressive measures in the new building design to minimize chances of such infections," said LMC Infection Control Coordinator Terri Ruppel.
"All patient rooms are private, with hand-washing stations and personal protective masks, gloves and gowns conveniently stored in each room.
"Having private patient rooms is a necessary and important step in reducing infectious disease transmission," added Ruppel
"The ability to keep patients physically separate from each other drastically reduces the chance of a patient being infected by exposure to another patient."
During design and construction phases, Ruppel
has been a communication link with program administrators, architects and engineers.
"We have taken all of this into consideration and want to make sure we are protecting people coming into our facility," said Ruppel
"Infection prevention is a complicated, multi-faceted process that starts early," said Ruppel