The microbiology data represents the microorganisms recovered during the study period at the University of Utah hospital from samples collected from patients, environmental surfaces, and healthcare personnel (HCP) hands using premoistened sponges. Patient samples were collected daily from the axilla, groin, and perianal areas or stool. Environmental samples were collected daily from room surfaces and unit common areas (such as bed rails, overbed tables, door handles, computer keyboards, and other high-touch areas). HCP hands were periodically sampled upon HCP exit from a patient room after engaging in health care activities. Samples were collected from the 20-bed University of Utah Hospital Cardiovascular ICU (CVICU) over a 54 day period. The information from these datasets can be used to understand how different organisms appear and move throughout a hospital ward over a period of time.