We provide the support for direct and indirect care providers to provide safe quality care. Our mission is to prevent healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and control the spread of other communicable disease. Our vision is zero HAIs and to positively impact the presence of endemic and novel communicable disease.

The mission of the Hospital Epidemiology is to prevent and control the transmission of infections to patients, visitors, and staff at Augusta University hospitals and clinics. We accomplish this by: 

  • Educating staff on methods for recognition and control of infections;

  • Focused surveillance of healthcare associated infections in high risk areas and surgical procedures;

  • Surveillance for organisms of epidemiological importance;

  • Consultation on both patient-specific and system-wide issues; and

  • Functioning as an infection control liaison to and resource for the community.