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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the election of its 2005 board of directors. Serving APIC in this capacity are:
Â· Incoming APIC President: Sue Sebazco, RN, BS, CIC, Arlington Memorial Hospital, Arlington, Texas
Â· President-Elect: Kathleen Meehan Arias, MS, MT, SM, CIC, Arias Infection Control Consulting, LLC, Crownsville, Md.
Â· Treasurer: Janet Frain, RN, CIC, CPHQ, CPHRM, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif.
Â· Director: Linda B Burton, RN, BSN, CIC, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, Colo.
Â· Director: Lillian Burns, MT, MPH, CIC, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Conn.
Â· Director: Gayle Gilmore, RN, MA, MIS, CIC, Infection Control Education and Consultation, Deluth, Minn.
Â· Director: Christine Nutty, RN, MSN, CIC, Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, Ky.
Â· Director: Sandra Von Behren, RN, BSN, MS, CIC, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
The APIC board also acknowledges the myriad contributions of three directors who are completing their terms of office in 2004: Barbara Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, immediate past-president, Olympia, Wash.; Denise Murphy, RN, MPH, CIC, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University, St. Louis; and Bonnie Barnard, MPH, CIC, St. Peters Hospital, Helena, Mont.
We are at the cusp of a major shift, says incoming APIC president Sue Sebazco. For more than three decades, we have been working behind the scenes to prevent and control infections in patients and healthcare workers. In recent years, our profession has assumed a more visible and integral role in areas such as emergency preparedness and patient safety. This is our time and these are the leaders who will catalyze this organization and our profession to grow in ways we never thought possible.
APIC is a nonprofit professional association comprised of more than 10,000 members whose responsibility is the prevention and control of infections and related adverse outcomes in patients and healthcare workers. APIC promotes wellness and prevents illness and infection worldwide by advancing healthcare epidemiology through education, research, collaboration, practice, and credentialing. APICs vision is to improve the health of people worldwide by serving as the pre-eminent voice for excellence in the prevention and control of infections and related disease outcomes.