Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes
Tracking and reducing Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in nursing homes is a national priority. This session will highlight accomplishments and experiences gained during the implementation of a national initiative to promote nursing home reporting of CDI using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and provision of an educational program to implement CDI prevention practices, including antibiotic stewardship, within participating facilities.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Jeneita Bell is a Medical Epidemiologist and Team Lead for the Long Term Care (LTC) Team in the Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion, Surveillance Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is responsible for leading a team of subject matter experts, infection preventionists, and analysts in the management of a national healthcare-associated infection surveillance program for long term care facilities. Dr. Bell completed her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology at Michigan State University and her medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Her residency training was completed in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Morehouse School of Medicine where she also earned a Master’s in Public Health. After residency, Dr. Bell completed the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) fellowship in 2012 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health Insurance Specialist/Nursing Home Subject Matter Expert
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Angel Davis, MBA, MS, BSN, RN is a Health Insurance Specialist at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services where she is the Subject Matter Expert for the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program’s long-term care work. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing Quality Innovation Network-QIO (QIN-QIO) quality improvement activities with long-term care facilities. She previously worked as a pharmacy senior policy analyst in Medicaid, as well as in the Center for Program Integrity. Ms. Davis holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Maryland University College. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.
Kelly M. O’Neill, RN, BSN, MPA, CPHQ, Program Manager, Stratis Health
Kelly is a national leader in healthcare performance improvement, with a focus on improving the quality of care and quality of life for people living and working in nursing homes. She provides leadership for resident quality improvement and safety activities in nursing homes across the country as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) National Coordinating Center, and the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. Kelly was a key developer of resources and tools for the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) national demonstration project to support implementation of QAPI at the nursing home level. She has a Masters degree in public and nonprofit administration. She is a certified professional in health care quality, and a master trainer for AHRQ’s TeamSTEPPS and Falls Prevention Programs.
Infection Prevention/Employee Health Director
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Sue is the Infection Prevention/Employee Health Director at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, TX since 1983. Sue is an RN (Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing in Camden, NJ), BS (University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois), MBA (Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. She was the 1986 DFW APIC Chapter President and Chair of the Rural Health Outreach Program Task Force. She was a member of several National APIC Program Committees, and Chair of the 1997 Program. She served terms on the APIC Board of Directors from 1998 through 2001, President Elect 2004, President 2005, Past President in 2006. She chaired the former Governmental Affairs Committee and was a member of the Nominating and Awards Committee. She is the 2013 recipient of APIC’s Distinguished Service Award. She contributed to the APIC Text of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology and has presented nationally and internationally.
Tuesday, June 13
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday, June 16
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Friday, June 16
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
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