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Leading efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) across the Johns Hopkins Health System


JHHS HEIC is responsible for identifying and investigating sources of infection and improving procedures and technologies to prevent future infections throughout the Johns Hopkins Health System. JHHS HEIC advises senior leadership on issues related to regulatory requirements and pathogen risk, creates and maintains appropriate policies, and develops educational programs for all Johns Hopkins physicians, employees and trainees. JHHS HEIC strives to eliminate healthcare-associated infections by:

  • Cutting-edge interventions that keep patients and healthcare workers safe.
  • Setting the standard in healthcare facilities at home and abroad through evidence-based practices and policies.
  • Educating our healthcare colleagues and patients on their roles in preventing infections.
  • Combating antimicrobial resistance by providing leadership on the proper stewardship of these critical resources.
  • Transparent reporting of healthcare-associated infections and accountability for patient safety and quality results..
  • Responding to new challenges both locally and internationally.
  • Sharing discoveries to improve the quality of care around the world.

JHHS HEIC Clinical Community

HAIs cause patient morbidity and mortality, increase length of stay, and impact costs. In order meet these challenges and foster collaboration among frontline staff, Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC) created the JHHS HEIC Clinical Community in 2011. Clinical communities advance patient safety by building on the shared wisdom of its members. The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality is the driving force behind the clinical community model at Johns Hopkins Medicine. The JHHS HEIC Clinical Community meets twice a month.

  • Mark Landrum MD
    Co-Director of the JHHS HEIC Clinical Community
    Section Chief, Medicine/Infectious Disease
    Howard County General Hospital

    Lisa Maragakis MD,MPH, FSHEA
    Co-Director of the JHHS HEIC Clinical Community
    Senior Director of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC)
    Johns Hopkins Health System
    Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    Polly Trexler MS, CIC
    Associate Director of the JHHS HEIC Clinical Community
    Director of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC)
    Johns Hopkins Health System

    Carrie Billman, RN,CIC
    Infection Control Program Manager, Johns Hopkins Health System
    Senior Infection Control Epidemiologist, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC), The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Avinash Gadala, Ph.D, MS, B.Pharm
    Clinical Analytics Systems Architect
    Johns Hopkins Health System
    Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC)
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Aaron Milstone MD, MHS, FSHEA
    Adina Ivanica, MS
    Amy Winkler, RN, MPH, CIC
    Avi Gadala PhD, MS, B.Pharm
    Carrie Billman, RN, CIC
    Chiquacta Hodges, MLS(ASCP)CM 
    Clare Rock, MD,MS
    Debbie McKeown
    Donna Fellerman, RN,CIC
    Elena Staicu
    Frankie Catalfumo, MPH
    James Lillie
    Karen Carroll, MD
    Kimberly Weems, MPH,CIC
    Lindsay Bow, MS
    Lisa Maragakis, MD,MPH,FSHEA
    Maria Valeria Fabre MD
    Melanie Curless RN,MSPH, CIC
    Polly Trexler, MS,CIC
    Susan Fallon, MHS
    Renee Demski
    Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS, FSHEA, FIDSA
    Taylor McIlquham, MPH

    Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
    Allison Messina MD 
    Carolyn Perry RN
    Chris Mize RN
    Kay Lawrence RN

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Geeta Sood, MD
    Jackie Steinberg RN,MPH
    Maria Sheilla Membrebe RN, MSN, ONC,CMSRN,CBN
    Ruth Bertuzzi RN, MSN, CMSRN

    Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
    Lisa de Grouchy MS

    Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
    Deborah Williams

    Howard County General Hospital
    Mary Wallace
    Tatyana Makarevich
    Kaylee Brown
    Mark Landrum MD

    Sibley Memorial Hospital
    Chris Keeys, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Jennifer Berry, MPH, CIC
    Maire Zeizel
    Mandana Eimen, Pharm.D
    Maria Costino
    Mark Abbruzzese, M.D.

    Suburban Hospital
    Jane Powell
    Sarojini Qasba, MD,MPH

    Epic at Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Amanda Miller
    Nicole Mudassar, MPH
    Rick Lee

    Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Jennifer Lawell

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