A local hospital is trying a new approach to protect patients. Penrose hospital is now testing every patients entering the critical care unit. They will be tested for a particular germ called MRSA. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is resistant to antibiotics.
Says Kircher, "it's a way of increasing or enhancing safety of patients in the hospital . "The plan is to extend testing to all other patients in the hospital and expand it to other Penrose campuses.