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Patti Grant served as APIC president in 2013.
Patti is the director of infection prevention and quality at Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison, Texas, a Nueterra healthcare facility. Patti has been an infection preventionist for 20 years in hospitals of varying sizes, which have afforded her with many learning opportunities to enhance patient safety. She is passionate about mentoring upcoming generations of infection preventionists and fostering the skills necessary to prevent infection. She frequently speaks before novice professionals, aiming to increase their confidence level and ability to work most effectively within their institutions while helping to protect those they serve on a daily basis.
Patti served as past president of the Texas Society of Infection Control and Prevention (TSICP), three terms on the Texas Healthcare-Associated Infection/Preventable Adverse Event Advisory Panel, and as chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the APIC Dallas-Fort Worth chapter.
Patti is the recipient of numerous awards including the 1994 Great 100 Nurses for Dallas-Fort Worth Texas award, the 1997 APIC New Investigator award, the 2001 Gerry Haynes award for Excellence in Texas Infection Control, and a 2011 APIC Leadership award. She currently is serving her second term on the Editorial Review Board of the American Journal of Infection Control, and authors the bi-monthly "iPNewbie" column for Hospital Infection Control and Prevention.