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Jean Hall, RN, BSN, of DeSoto Regional Health System has been elected President of the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas Chapter 037 of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).  As chapter president, Jean will have an opportunity to grow both professionally and organizationally.  She will gain a wealth of information, knowledge and experience that will enhance her career development as well as develop her organizational leadership skills.


"As our Infection Control expert, Jean manages to keep everyone focused on infection control prevention and complianceĒ states the CEO of DeSoto Regional Medical Center.  "Her multi-department monitoring program keeps everyone actively participating as a team to improve patient safetyĒ  


APICís mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes.  The Associationís more than 13,000 members have primary responsibility for infection prevention, control, and hospital epidemiology in health care settings around the globe.  APICís members include nurses, epidemiologist, physicians, quality and patient safety professionals, healthcare executives, microbiologists, clinical pathologists, laboratory technologists, and public heath practitioners.


APICís 116 local chapters exist to implement the work of the association at the local and community levels.  Each chapter plays a critical role in helping APIC fulfill its mission and to achieve its vision.  "We are excited and appreciate the opportunity to work with Jean as we advance the practice and profession of infection prevention and control,Ē states Crystal Moohn, APIC Associate Director.  Jean is currently serving a three-year commitment: last year as President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as Immediate Past President.



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