A new strain of antibiotic-resistant staph, or MRSA, is spread easily and is much more difficult to treat than ordinary staph bacteria. The growing prevalence of MRSA in our communities and in our hospitals is creating new challenges for the healthcare community.

In response, HCA’s 170 hospitals across the nation, under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin, HCA’s chief medical officer, have implemented more aggressive infection prevention protocols to tackle this issue. HCA facilities have also been provided with a proactive education campaign for patients, visitors and staff to prevent infections from occurring and spreading.

Please feel free to use the tools from our MRSA campaign at home, work, or school, and join us in the fight to eradicate MRSA.