Today marks the 600th consecutive day that Stafford has gone without a MRSA infection. Patients may be sick when they enter Stafford, but to date, they've not been made sicker with the bacteria while there.
The only time a patient acquired a MRSA infection at Stafford was in March 2009, about three weeks after the hospital opened. Since then, 5,900 patients have been treated over 19 months with no other cases reported.
"When you're here, it's our job to treat what you came in for and not add any additional infection," said Dr. Amy Adome, vice president for quality and patient safety at Mary Washington Healthcare, Stafford's parent company.