Hey Canada: “Stop! Clean Your Hands!”

| May 3, 2013

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In honour of the third, national STOP! Clean Your Hands Day (May 6) and the World Health Organization’s global Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Day (May 5), the St. Michael’s Infection Prevention team has developed a new infographic to highlight the importance of hand hygiene in health care.

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Since 1947 Murray-Calloway County Hospital has been serving the Murray community and surrounding region. Located only 20 minutes from Kentucky lake and home to the Murray State University Racers, Murray is a 360-bed health care system committed to providing outstanding care in a peaceful, healing environment...

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Since 1947 Murray-Calloway County Hospital has been serving the Murray community and surrounding region. Located only 20 minutes from Kentucky lake and home to the Murray State University Racers, Murray is a 360-bed health care system committed to providing outstanding care in a peaceful, healing environment...

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