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Tonette Hershman

Senior Marketing Manager, GOJO Canada

Tonette Hershman joined GOJO in 2009 with a focus on Healthcare Market Development in Canada and the U.S. Now, as the Senior Marketing Manager for Canada, she leads the development and execution of strategic marketing plans, product launches, and communications across a variety of markets, including Healthcare. Tonette has more than 15 years of business-to-business marketing experience and holds a B.S. in Advertising/Marketing Communications from The University of Akron.
Canadian Patient Safety Week 2018
Infection Prevention Measures Are Critical for Keeping Patients Safe

10/29/2018

By Tonette Hershman

Senior Marketing Manager, GOJO Canada

Maintaining safety precautions and preventing infections for patients in hospitals and healthcare facilities everywhere is of critical importance. In the United States, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in every 25 patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection on any given day and that these infections will cause death in one in nine of these patients. Similarly, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has found that 220,000 people are afflicted with healthcare-associated infections in Canada every year, and 8,000 to 12,000 of those individuals will die as a result of acquiring a healthcare-associated infection.

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