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Healthcare-Associated Infections in California Hospitals Annual Report, 2019

Each year, CDPH reports on California hospitals’ incremental progress towards achieving HAI prevention goals. California hospitals’ 2019 HAI incidence was significantly lower than national baselines for all reportable infection types. California’s 2020 goal for CDI prevention was achieved in 2019, and nearly 30 percent of hospitals were on track to achieve 2020 reduction targets for at least three infection types. Over the past seven years, the CDPH HAI Program identified hospitals with high infection incidence and targeted them for outreach and intervention.  The results of such interventions have demonstrated success, including among 95% of 20 hospitals targeted for CLABSI reduction and 100% of 44 hospitals targeted for SSI following specific procedure types.

Standard Infection Ratio for HAI incidence from 2015-2019 

The year 2019 marks the end of the pre-COVID-19 pandemic era, however. All California hospital prevention goals were on a 5-year trajectory to assess if targets were met in 2020, which will likely not be possible. Competing pressure on hospital infection prevention programs in their detection and management of COVID-19 during 2020 may result in underreporting of HAI and will make it difficult to assess continued progress toward 2020 HAI reduction targets. Moreover, shortages of personal protective equipment resulting in their reuse could potentially impact the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AR), C. difficile infection, and other HAI incidence. The potential overuse of antimicrobials for secondary bacterial infections in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 could also promote emergence of AR among hospital pathogens.  

In past years, HAI program has conducted HAI and AR prevention outreach to hospitals based on their prior year’s incidence; this year our HAI staff expertise in the detection, control, and prevention of infections in healthcare facilities have focused on COVID-19. As described in this report, CDPH HAI epidemiologists are conducting analyses on the effects of COVID-19 on HAI and AR prevention progress. CDPH is seeking advice from the HAI Advisory Committee about re-establishing short and long-term goals for HAI and AR prevention in California hospitals. Although much uncertainty exists on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on HAI and AR incidence, one thing is clear: adherence to all infection prevention practices is more important than ever to ensure safe patient care.  

Annual HAI Report

Healthcare-Associated Infections Annual Report , 2019(PDF)


If you are having difficulty accessing the documents please contact CDPH at to request the information in an alternate format.​​ The 2018 data tables are available on the California Health and Human Services Open Data Portal (Select Diseases and Conditions).

Hospital, County and Statewide HAI Profiles

CDPH presents detailed three-page HAI profiles for hospitals, counties and hospital types on a statewide level. The profiles contain HAI data for 2019 and track trends over time (2015-2019).  Click on a hospital name (sorted alphabetically by county) or county name to view its report.  Long term acute care (L), critical access (C) and rehabilitation hospitals (R) are indicated.

If you are having difficulty accessing the documents below please contact CDPH at to request the information in an alternate format.​​

Alameda County

Amador County 

Butte County

Calaveras County 


Contra Costa County

Del Norte County 

El Dorado County

Fresno County

Glenn County 

Humboldt County 

Imperial County 

Inyo County 

Kern County

Kings County

Lake County 

Lassen County 

Los Angeles County

Madera County 

Marin County 

 Mariposa County

Mendocino County 

Merced County 

Modoc County 

Mono County 

Monterey County 

Napa County 

Nevada County 

Orange County

Placer County 

Plumas County 

Riverside County

Sacramento County

San Benito County 

San Bernardino County

San Diego County

San Francisco County

San Joaquin County

San Luis Obispo County 

San Mateo County

Santa Barbara County 

Santa Clara County

Santa Cruz County 

Shasta County

Siskiyou County 

Solano County

Sonoma County

Stanislaus County

Sutter County 

Tehama County 

Trinity County 

Tulare County 

Tuolumne County 

Ventura County

Yolo County 

Yuba County 

Statewide Hospital Profiles

CDPH also provides three-page overall summaries for Statewide HAI data for acute care hospitals and by hospital type (major teaching, pediatric, or community <125 beds, community 125-250 beds, community >250 beds).  Summaries for Statewide long-term acute care, critical access, and rehabilitation hospitals/units use comparisons developed for their specific hospital type.  Click on a hospital category to view each report.

Statewide HAI data for 332 Acute Care Hospitals

            Statewide HAI Data for 95 Major Teaching Hospitals
            Statewide HAI Data for 10 Pediatric Hospitals
            Statewide HAI Data for 103 Community Hospitals with Less than 125 Beds   
            Statewide HAI Data for 69 Community Hospitals with 125-250 Beds
            Statewide HAI Data for 55 Community Hospitals with Greater than 250 Beds

Statewide HAI Data for 22 Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals

Statewide HAI Data for 34 Critical Access Hospitals

Statewide HAI Data for 13 Free-Standing Rehabilitation Hospitals and 65 Acute Care Hospital Rehabilitation Units

HAI Interactive Map

Please also visit the My Hospital’s Infections map to see how your hospital’s HAI results compare with others.     

Data tables are available on the California Health and Human Services Open Data Portal (Select Diseases and Conditions). 

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