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Delaware County PACE initiative (Program for All-inclusive Care for

the Elderly). He has lectured extensively on geriatric issues

including, end-of-life decisions, Alzheimer 's disease and related

dementias, depression, medication use and alcohol abuse. He is a member

of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) and the Pennsylvania

Medical Directors Association.

-- Dr. Haimowitz was nominated as a representative of For-profit Nursing


Sharon L. Jacobs, RN, MS, CIC

Manager, Infection Prevention and Control

St. Clair Memorial Hospital

President, APIC-Three Rivers/Pittsburgh Chapter

-- Ms. Jacobs is a certified infection control prevention and control

professional with thirty years of experience. She is the current

President of the APIC-Three Rivers/Pittsburgh Chapter and a member of

the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative. She has participated in

the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network and in the beta testing of

the MRSA module of NHSN. She has participated in research projects in

the fields of MRSA and Legionella.

-- Ms. Jacobs was nominated as a Non-rural Hospital Representative.

Emily McCracken, MPH

Hospital Epidemiologist and Director of Infection Control

Hamot Health System

-- Ms. McCracken has worked for the Minnesota Department of Health in the

division of Acute Disease Investigation and Control, where her main

focuses were ongoing foodborne illness surveillance, associated

outbreak investigations and a variety of MDH and CDC FoodNet studies.

At Hamot Medical Center, where she is the Director of Infection Control

and Hospital Epidemiologist, she has implemented strategies to make

process changes to increase patient safety and quality of care,

including implementing an automated infection surveil

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