Perform in the Top 10 Percent of Hospitals on Quality
American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, is committed to providing the highest quality care possible for children and families. Here we share our performance on important measures of quality across multiple nationally recognized areas of quality and safety for all to see.
A central line catheter is a small plastic tube placed into a larger blood vessel. This catheter is used to deliver fluids and medications, and to draw blood tests. When bacteria enter the bloodstream through this catheter, the result is a central line infection, which can lead to a bloodstream infection (BSI), and an ill child. American Family Children's Hospital is continuously working to reduce the occurrence of central line infections.
The measures below show the number of catheter-associated BSI per 1,000 catheter line days in the Intensive Care Unit in 2017. The lower the number, the better. Starred months mean American Family Children's Hospital had zero bloodstream infections during that month, which is the goal every month. The horizontal goal line represents the national benchmark.