I’m particularly pleased because his is only the second story we have from a man who fought C. diff. Despite the fact that men and women are diagnosed with C. diff on a roughly equal basis, the men who have reached out to the foundation have been more reticent to share. That’s in keeping with the general trend of men being more circumspect about sharing information about their health.
What Hunterdon proves more than anything, is that change is possible. That smart investment in staff, training and upgraded infrastructure to monitor and prevent healthcare associated infections can stave off needless pain, suffering, and even death. And those of us who have lost someone to an HAI know you can’t put a price on that.