On the podcast is Kelley Boston.
Kelley is a Senior Associate with Infection Prevention & Management Associates. She brings a background in public health and epidemiology to her infection prevention practice. She holds a Masters of Public Health from The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Public Health, and did her undergraduate work at The University of Texas at Austin. She holds certifications in infection prevention and control (CIC), healthcare quality (CPHQ) and is recognized as a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC).
Ms. Boston’s primary experience is in acute care, and has held leadership roles in multi-facility systems that have included both community hospitals and major academic teaching centers, and specialized practice areas including pediatrics, transplant, and trauma. She was honored as an APIC Hero of Infection Prevention in 2016 for her work in program integration and development within a large multi-facility healthcare system, leading to significant sustained improvement in infection outcomes.
Ms. Boston is an active member of both the Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA) and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), where she has served as president and board member in multiple local chapters, and at the national level on the Communications Committee and APIC Text Editorial Panel. She is currently the Editor of the APIC Text Online: APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology.
A few key takeaways:
On resource alignment
On working in Infection Prevention
On workplace culture
On our role as healthcare workers
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