Mercy Community Hospital Reaches 10,000 Handwashes and Reduces HAIs with Resurgent Automated Handwashing System

GOLDEN, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Michelle Farber, RN, CIC, Mercy Hospital’s senior infection prevention officer, has notified Resurgent Health and Medical that they have surpassed the 10,000 handwashing milestone. As part of a new approach to prevent Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI), Mercy’s ICU installed the Resurgent Health and Medical handwashing system in December 2009.

With a staff of 78, the handwashing tracking clocked the 10,000 handwashes mark in May 2010, in a mere six months of operation. More significantly, there has been significant reduction in HAI’s, and Mercy’s Clinical Action Team (CAT) has earned recognition from the Minnesota Hospital Association and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

“To keep improving adherence to hand hygiene and contact precautions, Mercy’s latest efforts to prevent infection included placing automatic handwashing systems in the ICU,” said Farber. “Positive feedback created a culture that believed targeting zero infections was possible.” Resurgent is proud to have contributed to the reduction of HAI’s at Mercy and plans to award certificates of recognition to all 78 staff members.

About Resurgent

Resurgent Health & Medical manufactures and distributes CleanTech® automated handwashing systems and CleanTracker™ RFID Compliance Monitoring Software. CleanTech performs a fully-automated wash, sanitize and rinse cycle, eliminating up to 99.98% of pathogens, while using 75% less water and soap than manual handwashing. Upgraded with CleanTracker RFID compliance monitoring, the CleanTech System automatically tracks and records handwashing for report generation.

Resurgent Health & Medical will attend the APIC 2010 Conference in New Orleans, July 11-14, Booth # 1439, an opportunity to demo CleanTech’s automated handwashing systems. For more information on Resurgent Health and Medical and CleanTech’s automated handwashing systems visit

About Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital is a 271-bed hospital that serves the northwestern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Mercy is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a not-for-profit health care system of hospitals, clinics and other patient care services that provides care to communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.


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