Infection Prevention

Your good health is our top priority at Emerson Health. That is why we have a formal Infection Prevention and Control program in place, designed to prevent healthcare-associated infections.

We follow the latest national guidelines to create and maintain a safe environment for everyone who enters our facilities. This includes ongoing education to ensure our staff consistently takes every appropriate infection-control precaution, including:

  • Hand hygiene — Hand-washing by healthcare workers before seeing patients, after contact with bodily fluids, before invasive procedures, and after removing gloves
  • Respiratory etiquette — To cover the nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, either by using a tissue or coughing/sneezing into the elbow
  • Isolation precautions — To prevent the spread of infections that can be transmitted through contact, healthcare workers are required to wear gloves and, in some cases, a gown.

As a patient, family member or visitor to Emerson Hospital or our satellite locations, you are an important member of our infection and prevention control team, and we encourage you to take an active role in preventing infections.

If you have any questions about Emerson Health’s compliance with infection prevention guidelines, please contact 978-287-3211.