Healthcare Administrator Award

Healthcare Administrator Award

The C-suite plays a pivotal role in establishing an organizational culture that enables and supports infection prevention efforts in their facility. The APIC Healthcare Administrator Award recognizes and celebrates the efforts of administrators and/or physicians who champion infection prevention efforts within their organization.

Application process

Take time to highlight the support and dedication to patient safety by highlighting the efforts of your C-suite! Submit a nomination for this award.

Online Application

Word Application



The candidate must be a member of the healthcare organization’s executive team in a patient care setting (e.g., CEO, COO, CFO, CNO, CMO) who has demonstrated significant and sustained support of the organization’s infection prevention and control team. The results of this ongoing support include evidence documenting:

  1. Process by which leadership made infection prevention an organizational priority
  2. Substantial support of the infection prevention program through the provision of resources to achieve organizational goals to target zero (or eliminate) healthcare associated infections for at least three years
  3. Reduction in one or more healthcare-associated infections in one or more areas of the facility

Award recipients receive:

  • A commemorative plaque
  • $1,000 in APIC products and services
  • An invitation to participate in APIC’s 2018 Annual Conference in Minneapolis


APIC has been honored to present the award to the following champions of infection prevention and control:




 Cindy Barnard, PhD, MBA, MSJS
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL


Jodi Vanderpool, MBA, LNHA, CPPS, HACP
St. Luke’s Health System
Boise, ID


Beth Duffy
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
East Norriton, PA


William Maples, MD
Mission Health System
Asheville, NC


Mark Kehrberg, MD
Ministry Health Care
Menasha, WI


John Calderone, MD
Olympia Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA


Anthony Chavis, MD, MMM
Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, CA