CHAIN

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    Facility Expectations
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CHAIN Award for Excellence

About the Award

The Collaborative Healthcare-Associated Infections Network (CHAIN) represents a partnership formed in 2011 between the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC-Minnesota), the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Hospital Association, and Stratis Health. In early 2017, CHAIN expanded membership to include organizations representing providers across care settings. CHAIN coordinates across the continuum of health care delivery, and supports patients, individuals, and their families to prevent harm from infections acquired in the process of care and combat antibiotic resistance. By leveraging our collective capacity and resources, integrating and aligning related initiatives, and breaking down silos and barriers to implementation of best practices, CHAIN serves as a resource to the health care community and each other.

The CHAIN Award for Excellence commends the infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship efforts of health care teams working hard to build a safer overall healthcare environment. This year's award winner was recognized at the annual CHAIN Fall Conference and invited to share a brief presentation with their peers regarding their important contribution to patient safety and quality of care. Promising practices and findings from the award winning interventions will be shared through a variety of venues to promote learning and improve health care across the state.

2017 Winning Nominations 

2016 Winning Nomination

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CHAIN is an effort lead by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology-Minnesota (APIC MN), Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Hospital Association, and Stratis Health, which represents Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network in Minnesota.