Collaborative
Healthcare-Associated
Infection Network
The Collaborative Healthcare- Associated Infection Network (CHAIN) coordinates across the continuum of health care delivery and supports Minnesota patients, individuals, and their families to prevent harm from infections acquired in the process of care and combat antibiotic resistance. More

CHAIN Partners

CHAIN began in 2011 as a partnership between the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, 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. More

CHAIN Award for Excellence

The CHAIN Award for Excellence program commends health care teams that have done great work to reduce the incidence of HAIs or combat antibiotic resistance. More
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention Team.
Members of Bethany on the Lake infection control team.
TRIA Orthopaedic Center team.