Were proud of our 2008 heroes who have shown outstanding dedication to their profession in their quest to achieve the highest level of patient safety possible, said 2007 APIC president Denise Murphy, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC. Each year our Heroes
Award helps to bring attention to the innovative work being done to advance our profession.
In addition to being featured in the 2008 calendar, each winner receives free registration to APICs 35th Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting, which will be held June 15-19, 2008 in
These 14 infection prevention professionals symbolize the best of what this profession offers to millions of patients throughout the world each year, said APIC CEO Kathy L. Warye. It is an honor to salute them and thousands of their peers who save lives every day. You are all heroes to us.
APIC was able to produce the calendar thanks to a grant from Covidien, formerly known as Tyco Healthcare/Kendall, makers of Dover urological and AMD wound care products.
We are always proud to be a part of this exciting endeavor to showcase the work of an exclusive group of outstanding infection prevention and control professionals, said Kristin Simoens, Covidiens director of marketing for Advance Wound Care.
APIC 2008 winners are as follows: Silvia Acosta-Gnass of Entre Rios, Argentina; Bertha Gonzalez of Alice, Texas; Nancy Haberstich of Lincoln, Neb.; JoEllen Harris of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Linda Kircher and Bruce Short of Overland Park and Louisburg, Kan.; Wanda Lamm of Rocky Mount, N.C.; Patricia Metcalf of Dallas; Esther Munoz, of Phoenix; Harriet Pitt of Long Beach, Calif.; Denise Sorel of St. Camrose, AB, Canada; Sandra Vyhlidal of Omaha, Neb.; Shawn Mueller of Lincoln, Neb.; and Kelly
Walkinshaw of Marshall, Mich.