- •Engaging leaders across hospitals can help prevent healthcare-associated infections.
- •Strategic sharing of information can highlight both facilitators of and barriers to success in infection prevention.
- •The practice of storytelling also allows leaders to elicit emotion, provide education, and acknowledge success in infection prevention.
- •Organizations and leaders should consider the different strategic communication approaches to advance their infection prevention efforts.
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Funding: This research was supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [Grant# R01HS024958 ]. The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the authors and do not represent any U.S. government agency or any institutions with which the authors are affiliated. The funding source played no role in study design, data acquisition, analysis, or decision to report these data. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not represent the views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Federal Government.
Conflicts of interest: None to report.