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Clostridium Difficile

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile ) is a type of bacteria that can cause lower belly (abdominal) discomfort, bloating, and loose stools. The bacteria grows in the large bowel, also called the colon, and produces a substance that can cause diarrhea. C. difficile is a spore that can be found in the environment. These spores may be on toilet seats or places unwashed hands have touched, such as door knobs. The NSLIJ Health System realizes the impact on patients and is committed to decreasing the occurrence of this infection.
 

Clostridium difficile Index*

All NSLIJ Hospitals Combined Individual NSLIJ Hospitals 2011 2012 2013
 
Forest Hills Hospital  12.75  12.07 10.36
Franklin Hospital 9.08 8.28 4.82
Glen Cove Hospital: The Mildred and Frank Feinberg Campus 5.08 4.86  6.07
Huntington Hospital 8.69  5.63  6.91
Lenox Hill 6.14  5.98  7.33
Long Island Jewish Medical Center 12.40  10.40  8.78
North Shore University Hospital: The Sandra Atlas Bass Campus 12.59  9.88  9.83
Plainview Hospital 14.31  11.33  9.83
Southside Hospital 6.14  8.50  6.56
Staten Island University Hospital 9.55 8.52  5.07
Syosset Hospital 9.43  6.73  4.36

*Decrease is favorable.
2013 data includes January-September 2013.
Data is submitted and verfied every 90 days.
Data Source: NHSN

 

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