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2013 Archives

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Using Technology to Prevent Infections

New England Baptist Hospital’s groundbreaking Infection Prevention and Control program is a hospital wide effort and has resulted in fewer infections and better surgical outcomes. Much of this program’s success is due to what goes on behind the scenes; activity that patients never see. This includes the most sophisticated sterilization equipment available for the proper cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments used in the operating rooms.

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Empowering Patients Through Education

A big part of what makes New England Baptist Hospital different than other centers is patient education – a belief that educated patients participating in their own care will improve outcomes. The hospital offers a range of opportunities for patients to learn from and work with its specialists. 

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Accelerated Rehabilitation Program

New England Baptist Hospital has pioneered an Accelerated Rehabilitation Program for patients having a joint replacement (arthroplasty) of the hip. It all began with a study of 590 hip replacement patients that demonstrated promoting early mobility can decrease length of stay, influence discharge disposition and decrease the likelihood of postoperative complications and hospital readmission.

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