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Infection Prevention and Control Subcommittee

Contacts

Administration:  Mary Redgrave
Chair:

Charge

The Infection Prevention and Control Subcommittee is an interdisciplinary subcommittee charged with the coordination, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive Infection Control Program.  It reports to the Quality Council. The primary goal of this subcommittee is to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring and transmitting infections among patients, employees and visitors.

Membership: Medical Center Epidemiologist and representation from various clinical and administrative departments within the Medical Center.

Staff support is provided by the Department of Epidemiology.

Meetings: The Infection Control Subcommittee shall meet as necessary, but not less than quarterly.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops a coordinated process to lower the risks and improve the (proportional) rates or (numeric) trends of epidemiologically significant infections
  • Utilizes surveillance data to identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement related to infection control (e.g., combining surveillance data regarding surgical site infections with OR database information to provide and follow rates)
  • Recommends actions to reduce and control outbreaks of nosocomial infection
  • Provides institutional direction for education related to infection control
  • Provides recommendations to senior leadership regarding management systems to support the infection control process
  • Directs and oversees all aspects of infection control including but not limited to operating room, delivery rooms, recovery rooms, special care units; sterilization procedures by heat, chemicals or otherwise; isolation procedures; prevention of cross infection by anesthesia apparatus or inhalation therapy equipment; testing of Medical Center personnel for carrier status; disposal of infectious material
  • Provides regular reports to the Quality Council
  • Ensures the appropriateness of the Medical Center Infection Control Manual

Current Members

Members  Specialty/Area
Costi Sifri, MD, Chair Infectious Diseases
Joel Anderson, RN, MSN Nursing Administration
Denise Barth, RN Accreditation & Regulatory Standards
Karen Braden, RN Emergency Department
Tony Caswell Environmental Services
Heather Cox, PharmD Pharmacy / Antimicrobial Utilization
Stacey Crowell, MHA, RT Quality & Performance Improvement
Lisa Cyrus, RN Sterile Processing Department
Jessica DeGrandis Lewis, MD Infectious Diseases
Cory DiLuciano, RD Nutrition Services
Kyle Enfield, MD, MS Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist
Eve Giannetta, RN Infection Prevention and Control 
John Gilday, RN Emergency Management
Traci Hedrick, MD Surgery
Frank Hickey, RN Ambulatory Services
Rebecca Hill, SLP Patient Safety & Risk Management
Marcia Hornberger, RN VDH, TJHD Epidemiologist
Ptrick Jackson, MD Infectious Disease
Mitch Jaeger, MD, PhD ACMO Representative/Anesthesiology
David Kaufman, MD Pediatrics
Laura Lee, MD Pediatrics 
Greg Madden, MD ID Fellow
Amy Mathers, MD Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Utilization 
Mary Miller, RN Continuum Home Health
Christopher M. Moore, MD Infectious Diseases, UVA TCH
Carlene Muto, MD Asst. Hospital Epidemiologist
Warren Nicholson* Infection Prevention & Control
Myra Pellissier, RN Student Health
Mendy Poulter, PhD* Clinical Pathology
Kathleen Rea, RN Patient Care Services
Bill Rockwell, PE HS Physical Plant
Adriana Schwendt, RN Peri operative Services
Kristi Wilkins, RN Nursing, CLABSI
Cherl Ward, RN Employee Health
* denotes non-voting member