Contaminated environmental surfaces (especially high-touch surfaces), equipment, and hands of healthcare workers have been linked to the transmission of nosocomial pathogens, causing outbreaks in healthcare-settings. With regard to vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), a contaminated environment seems to be of special importance. Consequently, many direct their attention to high-touch-surfaces, such as bed rails, over-bed tables, and i.v. pumps (Huslage et al). In the present study we would like to redirect the attention to a surface that is less frequently touched but was shown to be of “high-risk” during a VRE outbreak.