APIC Honors its 2019 Heroes of Infection Prevention

June 14, 2019

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the recipients of the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award, which honors infection preventionists who have successfully helped to reduce infection, raise awareness, and improve the health and well-being of patients, healthcare workers, and the public.

Recipients will be recognized during APIC's 46th Annual Conference, June 12–14, in Philadelphia, PA. 

The following individuals and teams are being recognized: 

Nkwan Jacob Gobte, BSN, MPH
Baptist Training School for Health Personnel (BTSHP) 
Kumbo, Cameroon
Category: Advocacy and Influence 

JoAnn Adkins, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC & Terri Lee Roberts, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority 
Harrisburg, PA
Category: Education 

Jayme Townson, RN
University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
Category: Patient Safety

Teresa Daniels, MSN, RN, CIC, CPPS, T-CHEST
Clark Regional Medical Center & Bourbon Community Hospital
Winchester, KY
Category: Process and Systems Improvement

Infection Prevention UF Health Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Category: Process and Systems Improvement

Kelly Romano, BS, MPH, CIC
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery 
East Norriton, PA
Category: Program Development 

APIC established the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award in 2006 to recognize infection preventionists who have developed and implemented innovative infection prevention programs. More than 100 individuals and groups have been recognized to date for their exceptional work in reducing healthcare-associated infections. The Heroes program is supported by a grant from BD, an APIC Strategic Partner.

APIC 2019 Annual Conference, June 12–14 in Philadelphia, is one of the most comprehensive infection prevention conferences in the world, with more than 100 educational sessions and programs led by experts from across the globe and attended by nearly 5,000 professionals. The conference aims to provide infection preventionists, physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, educators, administrators, and medical technologists with strategies that can be implemented immediately to improve prevention programs and make healthcare safer. Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #APIC2019.

Source: APIC