@Pippinwhite -- You know, as I was reading this article, I was thinking that surely, most hospitals had some kind of procedures in place to prevent or detect early infection! Glad you mentioned it.
When my cousin had a ruptured spleen, we had to put gowns on before we could go in to see him, because of the risk of infection to him. We couldn't hug him or have any touch contact with him.
I would imagine that any hospital that cared even a little about the welfare of its patients (to say nothing of not wanting to be sued) would be interested in making sure sepsis appears as rarely as possible in their patients.