Ann Marie Pettis, RN, BSN, CIC
Director of Infection Prevention, University of Rochester Medical Center
Ann Marie Pettis has over 30 years of experience in infection prevention and control. Most of her career has been spent working in acute care, both in university and community hospital settings. Currently she is the Director of Infection Prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. She serves as the infection prevention consultant for two local ambulatory surgery centers and in addition has experience consulting for long-term care.
Ann Marie was one of the founding leaders of her local APIC chapter, Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter 107, many years ago and continues as an active member. She has served her chapter through the years in a variety of positions such as legislative representative, President-elect and President. She subsequently was awarded the Chapter Leadership Award in 2006. In 2010 her dedication was recognized with the Community Healthcare Achievement Award in Nursing from the Rochester Business Bureau.
Her passion about and commitment to APIC’s vision of “healthcare without infection” is demonstrated by her involvement in research, education and numerous volunteer activities for APIC.
Most recently she had the honor of being a member of the 2014 Annual Conference Committee and she is grateful for her past experience as both a member of APIC Nominating and Awards Committee and Chair of the Communications Committee.
She was the APIC Representative to the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Compendium of Strategies to Prevent HAIs sections on CAUTI and CLABSI and currently serves as a mentor for the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) CAUTI Fellowship program.
Ann Marie has published in several peer review and trade journals and has presented extensively at the local, state, national, and international level.