Utah Valley Hospital (formerly Utah Valley Regional Medical Center) takes the prevention and treatment of infections seriously. A team of select individuals at the hospital focuses exclusively on preventing and treating infectious diseases.

Members of the team include physicians who specialize in infection control and treatment, pharmacists, specially trained infection prevention and control nurses, laboratory specialists, and office staff.

Our Work

  • Physicians consult with bedside physicians about patients who have infectious diseases and make recommendations regarding their care.
  • The team offers consulting on vaccinations and antibiotics and implements evidence-based policies and procedures aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections.
  • Educate staff about the safest and most effective way to treat patients.
  • Develop strategies and campaigns to prevent hospital-acquired infections and encourage proper safety measures at the bedside.
  • Educate healthcare workers about safety precautions, such as hand washing and appropriate use of gloves, gowns, and masks.
  • Monitor staff to ensure compliance with regulations from the Centers for Disease Control, Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies.

Infection Control Results

  • Patients and employees are protected.
  • Disease is prevented.
  • Medical outcomes improve.
  • Healthcare costs are reduced.