Joint APIC/SHEA Panel Discussion: Framing the NHSN rebaseline for the C-Suite

Wednesday, June 14
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, A 107 - 109

This panel discussion will include an advanced practice infection preventionist and healthcare epidemiologist as well as a healthcare executive and a CDC expert to determine how best to communicate the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) rebaseline to the C-Suite.

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Annemarie Flood

Sr. Manager Infection Prevention Program
City of Hope
Los Angeles, California

Annemarie Flood RN BSN MPH FAPIC is the Sr Manager of the Infection Prevention Program for the City of Hope, in Duarte California. City of Hope is a free-standing comprehensive cancer center which performs over 700 bone marrow transplants each year. Her infection prevention experience includes organ transplant, trauma, pediatric, and psychiatric programs.

She is a member of the APIC Greater LA Chapter. She has served as secretary and president of both her local chapter and the California APIC Coordinating Council (CACC). She currently serves as a director on the APIC board.

Annemarie received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing and her Master’s degree in Public Health from Walden University. She has been certified in infection prevention and control since 2000. She was designated as an APIC Fellow in 2016.

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Kirk Huslage

Director of Infection Control
Duke University Hospitals
Durham, North Carolina

Huslage is the Clinical Operations Director for Infection Prevention and Epidemiology for Duke University Hospital. Prior to coming to Duke, Kirk served as the Associate Director at the North Carolina Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology at UNC. He has been a nurse for 15 years and in Infection Prevention for 10 years.

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Jodi L. Vanderpool

System Vice President, Quality Operations
St Luke's Health System Boise, ID
Boise, Idaho

Jodi L. Vanderpool, MBA, LNHA, CPPS, HACP; System Vice President Quality Operations; St. Luke's Health System is responsible for providing operational leadership for planning, organizing, and implementing all aspects of patient safety, quality, and accreditation across the System. Ms. Vanderpool has over 20 years experience in healthcare, working within a large healthcare system. She received her BA degree from C of I in Business Administration; Masters in Business Administration (Healthcare) -Boise State University.

Vanderpool is an accomplished leader with unique & diverse experience in leading functional and overall operational teams in policy development, program implementation, and field operations. She has a keen focus on strategy, procedural development, and operational execution. She excels in identifying challenges as well as opportunities to partner with applicable leadership and key stakeholders to drive repeatable and sustainable results. Jodi is a high energy professional with a history of success in leading strategic initiatives & critical-change projects.

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Katherine Reyes

Medical Director
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan

Kate Reyes MD MPH is the Corporate Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. She is an Infectious Disease Physician and Program Director of the Epidemiology Fellowship Track.

Dr. Reyes received her medical degree from University of the Philippines Manila. She completed medical residency, infectious diseases and epidemiology fellowships in Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Reyes obtained her Masters in Public Health at the University of Michigan. She served as the associate hospital epidemiologist before assuming the role of corporate medical director for the Henry Ford Health System.

Dr. Reyes work includes system-wide strategies to prevent and control hospital-acquired infections, outbreak and exposure investigations, emerging infectious diseases preparedness, multi-drug resistant organisms and public health communications. She participates in committees including Wayne State Medical Society, Michigan HAI Advisory Group, SHEA and IDSA. Recently she completed the Patient Safety Executive Development Program in the IHI.

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Dan Pollock

Surveillance Branch Chief

Daniel Pollock is a medical epidemiologist and the Surveillance Branch Chief in CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. Dr. Pollock joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in 1984 and has worked in the agency’s infectious diseases, informatics, injury prevention, and environmental health programs. In his current role since 2004, he leads the CDC unit that has primary responsibility for developing, maintaining, supporting, and using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), which is CDC’s system for surveillance of healthcare-associated infections, other adverse events in healthcare, and antimicrobial use and resistance. Dr. Pollock’s clinical background is in internal medicine and emergency medicine. From 1986 through 2007 he volunteered as an attending physician in the Grady Hospital emergency department in Atlanta and served on the clinical faculty of Emory University’s Department of Emergency Medicine.

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