Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of May 4, 2009

Dr. Rajiv Jain

Veterans Affairs Hospital, Pittsburgh PA

Each year, it is estimated that two million patients develop infections while in U.S. hospitals for routine procedures. A hundred thousand of these patients die as a result, and the elderly and newborn are particularly susceptible. Dr. Rajiv Jain and his team at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Pittsburgh are at the forefront of an effort to reduce these infections. The infection rate at their VA facility has already dropped sixty percent, and the strategy developed by Rajiv to prevent infections has now been adopted at all 153 VA hospitals.

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Dr. Rajiv Jain HERE

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