APIC Honors Its 2018 Heroes of Infection Prevention

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced 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.

"Our 2018 Heroes have positioned themselves at the frontline of infection prevention and control through advocacy, patient safety, and process improvement,” said 2018 APIC president Janet Haas, PhD, RN, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC. "We applaud these individuals and teams for their contributions to advance the science of infection prevention and control.”

Recipients will be recognized during APIC’s 45th Annual Conference, June 13-15, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The following individuals and teams are being recognized:
Cindy Hou, DO, MA, MBA, FACOI
Jefferson Health New Jersey
Voorhees, New Jersey
Category: Patient Safety

Marc Meyer, RPH, BPharm, CIC, FAPIC
Southwest Health System
Cortez, Colorado
Category: Advocacy and Influence

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Category: Process and System Improvement

Excela Health CDI Lean Team
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Category: Patient Safety

Mountain View Hospital
Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Process and System Improvement

University of Louisville Hospital Infection Control Team
Louisville, Kentucky
Category: Advocacy and Influence

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.

Source: APIC