Billings Clinic has reduced by 60 percent its overall rate of potentially deadly MRSA infections, one of the most common, costly and difficult-to-beat hospital-acquired infections. The clinic is being used as an example to other hospitals battling the issue, according to the Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit Plexus Institute.
"Everyone has been working on this problem six ways from Sunday, but the rates of infection kept going up,” said Lisa Kimball, president of Plexus. "Billings Clinic has been incredibly creative in pioneering a method that has proven highly effective. We are now using Billings Clinic as an example to other hospitals in the nation.”