Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks and Hospitals Collaboration to Improve Quality of Care: Healthcare-Associated Infections — 1.5 C.E.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Archived

2:00 PM ET


This event will provide an overview of how the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs) work at the regional, state, national, and hospital-system level to sustain and accelerate national progress and momentum toward continued harm reduction in the Medicare program. The HIINs and their hospitals will share their solutions and processes to lower incidence of three healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).


  • April M. Carroll, BA, MSN, RN, CNS
    Senior Manager, Clinical Operations, Government Services Department, Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, Premier, Inc.
  • Jan Lienau, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
    Infection Preventionist II, Greer Memorial Hospital, Eastern Region
  • Wing Lee, MBBS, MPH
    Senior Project Manager, New York State Partnership for Patients
  • Maria Sacco, RRT, CPHQ
    Program Manager, New York State Partnership for Patients
  • John Degliuomini, MD, FACS
    Deputy Chief of Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
  • Monty Littlejohn, MD
    Chief Resident, General Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
  • Jocelyn Juele-Cesareo, RN, BSN, MN, CIC
    Director, Infection Prevention and Control Program, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
  • Blesilda Zapanta, RN, BSN, MS, CNOR
    Assistant Director Nursing, Peri-Operative Services, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
  • Mariana I. Albert Lesher, MS,
    Director, Data, Health Research & Educational Trust, American Hospital Association
  • Erik St. Pierre, MD
    Emergency Department Director, Northern Maine Medical Center
  • Bethany Bunch, MSHA
    Hospital VBP Program Lead, Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

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