Health Care Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention

The Division of Patient Safety and Quality recently received an American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) grant for the development of Illinois’ HAI Prevention program. A state plan, based on a CDC template and in line with the prevention targets in the US Department of Health and Human Services Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-associated Infections, was developed. Click here to read Illinois’ HAI state plan.

An Advisory Committee for the HAI Prevention program has been formed, and includes diverse stakeholders from throughout the state. Click here to view a list of Advisory Committee members.

Advisory Committee

NAME ORGANIZATION 1 ORGANIZATION 2
Angela Rupp Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Children's Memorial Hospital
Ann Lucey Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology St. Alexius Medical Center
Bala Hota Rush University Medical Center  
Carol Wilhoit BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois  
Craig Conover Illinois Department of Public Health  
Deborah Burdsall Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Lutheran Life Communities
Donna Currie Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Advocate Health Care
Elisa Hill Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology St. John's Hospital (Springfield)
Gordon Trenholme Rush University Medical Center  
Jeanine Thomas MRSA Survivors Network  
Judy Conway Illinois Department of Public Health  
Karen Senger Illinois Department of Public Health  
Karen Trimberger Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Memorial Medical Center (Springfield)
Linda Barton Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Methodist Medical Center of Illinois
Linnea O’Neill Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council  
Mary Alice Lavin Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Rush University Medical Center
Mary Lukancic IFMC-IL  
Michael Vernon Cook County Department of Public Health  
Michael Youssi OSH HealthCare System  
Pam Bierbaum Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Pat Merryweather Illinois Hospital Association  
Patty Ham Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Robert Kane Illinois State Medical Society  
Robert A Weinstein Cook County Health and Hospitals System Rush University Medical Center
Robin Stuart Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council  
Stephanie Black Chicago Department of Public Health  
Stephen Weber Chicago Healthcare Epidemiology Roundtable University of Chicago Medical Center
Steve Gunderson Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center  
Susan Gerber Cook County Department of Public Health  
Sylvia Garcia-Houchins Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology University of Chicago Medical Center
Tom Johnson Illinois Department of Public Health  
Tracy Cox Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology St. Mary’s Hospital (Decatur)
Trish Anen Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council  
William Trick John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County