CUSP/Stop BSI Collaborative of MO (Password Protected Page)

An estimated 250,000 central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) occur in hospitals each year, and as many as 62,000 patients who get these infections die as a result. The Center for Patient Safety, in partnership with the Health Research Educational Trust, Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group and the Keystone Center for Patient Safety and Quality of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, is working with hospitals to implement the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) and other interventions to prevent central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI). This national project, the first of its kind in size and scope, aims to eliminate harm that has been, until now, considered an inevitable circumstance of health care. The goals of the CUSP/Stop BSI Collaborative are as follows:

  • Reduce the mean CLABSI rate in Missouri and across the nation to less than 1 per 1000 catheter days over two years
  • Improve safety culture
  • Partner with the CDC to support the measurement and timely feedback of CLABSI and other health care acquired infection (HAI) data

To date, 43 states and territories and more than 1,000 hospitals are participating in this project, 27 of which are part of the CUSP/Stop BSI Collaborative of Missouri:

  • Cass Regional Medical Center Harrisonville
  • Citizens Memorial Hospital Bolivar
  • Cox Health – Springfield
  • Cushing Memorial Hospital Leavensworth
  • Fitzgibbon Hospital – Marshall
  • Heartland Regional Medical Center – St. Joseph
  • Hedrick Medical Center Chillicothe
  • Jefferson Regional Medical Center Festus
  • Kindred Hospital Kansas City
  • Kindred Hospital St. Louis
  • Kindred Hospital St. Anthony St. Louis
  • Menorah Medical Center – Overland Park (through December 2010)
  • Mercy Hospital Washington
  • North Kansas City Hospital – North Kansas City
  • Ozarks Medical Center West Plains
  • Pemiscot Memorial Health System – Hayti
  • St. Joseph Medical Center – Kansas City
  • St. Louis University Hospital St. Louis
  • St. Luke’s East Hospital – Lee’s Summit
  • St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City – Kansas City
  • St. Luke’s Northland Hospital – Kansas City
  • St. Luke’s South Hospital – Overland Park
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center – Blue Springs
  • Truman Lakewood Hospital – Kansas City
  • Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill – Kansas City
  • University of Kansas Hospital – Kansas City (through December 2010)


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