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M.G.F. received support for the development and implementation of the “On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI” Initiative, serving as a member of the National Leadership Team, and the Ascension Health Hospital Engagement Network effort to prevent healthcare-associated infections and Michigan Health & Hospital Association Hospital Engagement Network to reduce CAUTI.
Conflicts of interest: None to report.