Cardiovascular care facility removes fabrics to boost infection control

Allegheny General Hospital's new $26 million cardiovascular care facility has minimal linen and no curtains

The new $26 million cardiovascular care facility at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital has removed most fabrics from its interior to boost infection control, according to an article on the Trib Live website.

There's not much linen and no curtains.

“You do not want too much fabric. It collects and traps a lot of bacteria,” said Amy Snyder, AGH's director of the new facility's nursing unit. “Think about things like Ebola. Linens on beds is about all you're going to see in these rooms to keep our patients and staff safe.”

The patient rooms feature solid-surface counter tops designed to provide superior infection control.

Read the article.


March 4, 2016

Topic Area: Safety

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