Germs, beware! Fannie Mathis, Healthy Hands Coordinator at Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, is on a mission to kill germs. Ms. Fannie usually sits near the hand sanitizer unit near the Therapy Gym to offer visitors and staff the opportunity to clean their hands. According to the CDC, Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on them in most situations. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of microbes on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs.