Barbara Clemons, BSN, RN, Angela Kelly, BSN, RN, and Lucy Chaves, MSN, RN, of the Operating Rooms.

As part of a hospital-wide hand hygiene pledge week, staff demonstrated their commitment to hand hygiene by signing their names on a colorful array of hand decals affixed to a display in the main lobby.

Practicing proper hand hygiene is critical to patient safety and protecting patients from hospital-acquired infections. Hand hygiene is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of organisms in health care, and the hospital’s “For All the Lives We Touch” campaign raised awareness about the importance of hand hygiene.

Additional resources for staff, including a toolkit and a HealthStream course, are available at