The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiologys (APICs) announces that Michelle R. Farber, RN, CIC, of Mercy Community Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn., was elected 2012 president and will hold the position of president-elect until her term as president begins in 2012.
Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, will serve as APIC president in 2011. Olmsted is epidemiologist in infection prevention and control services at St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Current APIC secretary Carolyn Jackson, RN, MA, CIC and treasurer Jennie Mayfield, BSN, MPH, CIC were both re-elected to their positions. Jackson is infection preventionist of SHW-Hadley Hospital in Lanham, Md., while Mayfield is clinical epidemiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
In addition, the following APIC members were elected to serve on the Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning in January 2011:
Linda J. Burton, RN, BSN, CIC, infection preventionist, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colo.
Marcia R. Patrick, RN, MSN, CIC, director of Infection Prevention and Control, MultiCare Health System, Tacoma, Wash.
Neil R. Pascoe, RN, BSN, CIC, epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas.
Jolynn Zeller, RN, BS, CIC, coordinator, Infection Prevention/Performance Improvement, Avera St. Lukes, Aberdeen, S.D.
Clifton N. Orme, MBA, chief operating officer, CIMA, a division of International Hospital Corporation, in Dallas, Texas (external director).
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve with such a talented group of infection preventionists," Olmsted says. "I look forward to advancing APICs mission to help eliminate healthcare-associated infections and provide leading-edge knowledge and resources to our members and others who seek best practices to improve patient outcomes. I sincerely appreciate all who participated in this election from the nominations and awards committee to all candidates who agreed to participate. The vibrancy of APIC is derived from the members, and the results of this election reflect the strength of the association."
Other members continuing on the APIC board of directors in 2011 will include:
Cathryn L. Murphy, RN, PhD, CIC Immediate Past President
Sue A. Barnes, RN, CIC, Director
Patti Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC, Director
Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, Director
Diane Spicer, RN, BS, CIC, Director
Connie Steed, RN, MSN, CIC, Director
Jerome E. Granato, MD, MBA, External Director