OHA HIIN awards scholarships to increase capacity in hospitals

Posted on: 4/25/18

OHA HIIN (Hospital Improvement Innovation Network) is working to increase capacity in the 45 hospitals participating in HIIN. The purpose of HIIN is to decrease hospital acquired harm by 20 percent and reduce avoidable readmissions by 12 percent.  

The OHA partnered with the New Mexico Hospital Association to offer ten scholarships funded through HIIN for those wanting to advance their infection control and epidemiology knowledge, skills, and credentials. The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) endorses the concept of voluntary, periodic certification for all infection prevention and control professionals meeting educational and practice requirements. Participation in this scholarship requires an extensive amount of self-study and time commitment. This CIC Preparation Review Program duration is from April 24 through Dec. 31.

The scholarship includes the APIC Certification Study Guide, the APIC Infection Prevention Certification Online Review Course, and 10 support calls conducted by Barbara Mooney and Kerry Flint of Infection Control Consultants of New Mexico, and reimbursement of the Certification in Infection Prevention and control (CIC ®) exam upon successful completion by Dec. 31.

Congratulations to the awardees:

Gina McMurtry, AllianceHealth Deaconess, Oklahoma City
Tammy Shaddox, Cherokee Nation WW Hastings Indian Hospital, Tahlequah
Brad Warden, Grady Memorial Hospital, Chickasha
Lisa Dennis, Hillcrest Hospital Pryor
Tandy Warren, Lindsay Municipal Hospital
Aundra Peters, Muscogee Creek Nation Department of Health
Judy Owen, OU Medicine, Oklahoma City
Teresa Shepherd, Southwestern Medical Center, Lawton
Joan Walters, Stroud Regional Medical Center
Peter Gordon, Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital

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