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
|SOURCE Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority|
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