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Arizona Gets CDC Grant To Fight Hospital-Acquired Infections

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Hospital room.

Arizona is one of five states to get a grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the rates of four hospital-acquired infections.

The infections include MRSA, central line-associated bloodstream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections. The grant is worth $55,000 through the end of July, 2017.

Sandy Severson is the vice president for care improvement with the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. Severson spoke about the grant.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.