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In discussions centered on zero surgical infections, I had the distinct pleasure to visit two of the finest hospitals in the San Francisco Bay area with Peter Højerback from Avidicare and Kathy Wayre of Inspection Prevention Partners.  A special thank you to our hosts at Sutter California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the Stanford Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH).

Jim Benny at CPMC showcased their surgical suites with Kent Hetherwick at Smithgroup. The efficiency, flow and functionality succeeds despite the impacts of the pandemic on the new hospital.

Thank you to Tom Squance and Vanessa Eng for the tour of LPCH.  During the pandemic, LPCH has effectively opened and expanded the hospital.  Clearly, LPCH lives up to the vision statement: To heal humanity through science and compassion, one child and family at a time. 


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