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Patient Safety Indicators

In keeping with our commitment to patient safety, and in compliance with the Public Reporting process, Markham Stouffville Hospital manages and keeps track of its healthcare-associated infection rates.

What is a Healthcare-Associated Infection?

Healthcare-associated infections happen through the spread of microorganisms such as bacteria or viruses. These micro-organisms are found in the community, at home, in schools and at work.  

Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI’s) happen when a patient gets an infection during their stay in a hospital that they did not have before their stay.