HAIs are listed among the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. It is estimated that each year there are more than 1.7 million infections, 99,000 deaths, and $3.1 billion dollars in excess healthcare costs in acute care hospitals alone.
The Montana Healthcare-Associated Prevention Initiative is committed to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) by:
Joel Merriman, MPH
Syndromic Surveillance / HAI Coordinator
Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Phone: (406) 444-0274