This site displays data on Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) as reported by hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. These facilities are required by law to report data on select HAIs, also known as nosocomial infections. Currently, data are reported for device-associated and surgical site infections (SSIs).

Such infections as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile, vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE), ventilator-associated pneumonia and others, are not included on this site. Click here for further information on these infections.

HAIs continue to be a major health problem in the United States. HAIs can be very serious, increasing the cost and length of hospital stays and even threatening lives. As a consumer, you can be proactive in your healthcare. The information on this site can help you to:

  • Understand more about HAIs - what they are and why they occur.
  • Be informed about hospital and ASC infection rates in Missouri.
  • Learn what you, as a patient, can do to lower your risk of an HAI.

Keep in mind when reviewing this information that a facility's experience with HAIs is only one thing to consider when choosing a facility. The advice of your physician, the experience of facility staff, and other factors unique to your situation should be considered as well. (Note: some facilities may not appear on this site because they did not perform enough procedures to make their infection rates meaningful.)

Please review the Definition of Terms document for help in understanding the tables displayed on this site.