APIC honors its 2018 Heroes of Infection Prevention


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APIC honors its 2018 Heroes of Infection Prevention

Six individuals and teams chosen for Heroes of Infection Prevention award


Minneapolis, June 15, 2018 – 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.


APIC 2018 Annual Conference is one of the most comprehensive infection prevention conferences in the world, with more than 100 educational sessions and programs led by experts from across the globe and attended by nearly 5,000 professionals. The conference aims to provide infection preventionists, physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, educators, administrators, and medical technologists with strategies that can be implemented immediately to improve prevention programs and make healthcare safer. Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #APIC2018.

About APIC
APIC’s mission is to create a safer world through prevention of infection. The association’s more than 15,000 members direct infection prevention programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization. Visit APIC online at www.apic.org. Follow APIC on Twitter: www.twitter.com/apic and Facebook: www.facebook.com/APICInfectionPreventionandYou. For information on what patients and families can do, visit APIC’s Infection Prevention and You website at www.apic.org/infectionpreventionandyou

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