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Dr. Chris Hermann Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Becker’s Healthcare

By Stacy Sutton

ATLANTA, GA – July 31, 2018 – Clean Hands–Safe Hands announced today that its Founder and CEO, Dr. Chris Hermann, was named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “Rising Star: 90 Healthcare Leaders Under 40” list.

Individuals on this list have achieved executive positions at hospitals and health systems across the country, founded health IT companies and reached prominence within their organizations. Several are entrepreneurs and thought leaders in advancing patient outcomes and care management.

Many have been recognized for their innovative approach to patient care and health system improvement, overseeing crucial expansion projects and growing companies from the ground up. Becker’s accepted nominations for this list and selected leaders through an editorial review process.

Chris’ listing reads:

Christopher Hermann, PhD. Founder and CEO of Clean Hands – Safe Hands (Atlanta). Dr. Hermann developed Clean Hands after realizing the prevalence and effects of poor hand hygiene among healthcare professionals. Over the last 10 years, he and his team have secured $3.2 million in funding to develop technology that eliminates hospital-acquired infections due to poor hand hygiene. Since developing new hand hygiene processes, Clean Hands – Safe Hands has helped two metro Atlanta hospitals cut infections by 75 percent. Dr. Hermann’s innovations landed him on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2017 40 Under 40 list. The Technology Association of Georgia also recognized Dr. Hermann’s success, naming Clean Hands – Safe Hands a Top 40 Technology Company in 2015.

For more information, visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/rising-stars-88-healthcare-leaders-under-40.html.

About Clean Hands – Safe Hands

Clean Hands – Safe Hands (CHSH) helps reduce HAIs by inspiring a personal-best approach to hand hygiene. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company began through a research consortium of the CDC, Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Knowing that the primary accepted method of direct observation is ineffectual in reducing HAIs, physicians and technologists worked together to develop an innovative solution to the real-world problem. The CHSH technology supports a unique, systematic process that drives behavioral change and delivers value to hospitals all along the journey to HAI reduction and prevention. For more information, visit https://cleanhands-safehands.com.

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