Every 5 minutes a patient dies from a healthcare-associated infection

Surfaces can transmit microbes that cause deadly infections and are a severe threat to public health. The Healthcare Surfaces Institute is dedicated to stopping this hidden threat, but we NEED YOUR HELP.

HAI Survivor Story: Mary Millard

Mary Millard went into the hospital for heart surgery and left with an antibiotic-resistant HAI that requires a lifetime of treatment and medical supervision – caused by a contaminated surface.

Listen to Mary's Story

The time is now to stop surface-related infections and deaths

The Healthcare Surfaces Institute (HSI) is the only organization to bring together global, multidisciplinary experts to focus on the threat surfaces present in our healthcare environment. HSI is working with manufacturers, researchers, healthcare providers and other experts in the field to change how surfaces are designed, manufactured, installed and maintained.
This will take everyone working together.

Surfaces can transmit microbes that cause deadly infections and are a serious threat to our health.

people get healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) per year

people die yearly from HAIs and many more live altered lives that require ongoing medical care

1 out of 25

patients will acquire a HAI during their hospital stay

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs):

HAIs are infections patients acquire while in a healthcare facility that are unrelated to the original medical care they received. The most common cause is pathogens on surfaces.

We develop sustainable solutions to stop HAIs in their tracks. Join us!


Members have access to our resources and experts, influence in our organization, and an opportunity to contribute to our cause. Join us!

Case Studies

Real-world scenarios that examine the root causes of HAI transmission via surfaces and our findings on how these problems can be successfully addressed.


Our on-demand webinars address how contaminated surfaces contribute to the spread of microbes that cause deadly infections and how this can be prevented.


Currently, there are no scientific-based standard testing requirements for effective, safe surface disinfection compatibility. We are going to change that.

We are working to save lives.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on donations to save lives. We need your help.

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