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Central Line Associated Bacteremias

The Health System's goal is to reduce and eliminate healthcare associated central line related bloodstream infections. Central lines are placed in patients and used to deliver medications, fluids, nutrients, and if needed blood products. It is a catheter that is placed into a large vein usually in the upper portion of the chest area or at times in the area of the groin. Although a central line is necessary at times for management of an illness or disease, it can lead to an infection. The Health System has special procedures for placing and caring for the central line to prevent infection. The facilities within the Health System have been very successful in adhering to this goal - decreased infections associated with a central line.

Intensive Care Unit Central Line
Associated Bacteremia Index*

All NSLIJ Hospitals Combined Individual NSLIJ Hospitals 2012 2013 2014
Forest Hills Hospital 0.39  0.37  0.00
Franklin Hospital 1.20 1.05 1.17
Glen Cove Hospital: The Mildred and Frank Feinberg Campus 0.00  1.86 4.83
Huntington Hospital 1.34  0.67 1.04
Lenox Hill 0.94  0.82 0.30
Long Island Jewish Medical Center 0.80  0.20 0.75
North Shore University Hospital: The Sandra Atlas Bass Campus 1.46  0.76 1.18
Plainview Hospital 1.47  0.00 0.00
Southside Hospital 0.49  0.83 0.00
Staten Island University Hospital 0.50  0.81 0.75
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York 0.64  0.35 0.85
Syosset Hospital 1.25  0.00 0.00

*Decrease is favorable.
2014 data includes January-June 2014.
Data is submitted and verified every 90 days
Includes data from Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
Data as of September 15, 2014
Data Source: NHSN


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