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Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, MBA, RN, CIC

Consultant

BACKGROUND

  • Over 25 years of experience in infection control

  • 8 years of experience in clinical microbiology

  • Co-authored multiple peer reviewed articles on infection control

Sylvia Garcia-Houchins has provided infection prevention and control consultation in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, health clinics, and dialysis centers.  She has trained nurses, microbiologists, and public health graduates to certification in infection control.

Ms. Garcia-Houchins has served on the faculty for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) basic training course and as member of APIC National Program Committee.

Ms. Garcia-Houchins has also conducted hospital assessments and developed educational programs responsive to the needs of the community, geographic region and country and has authored articles and book chapters related to infection control, including a chapter in the APIC Text. Ms. Garcia-Houchins has been a consultant for JCR/JCI for more than four years.

EXPERIENCE WITH HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

  • Director Infection Control and Epidemiology,  University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

  • Research Coordinator, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

  • Infection Control Practitioner, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

  • Infection Control Practitioner, East Galbraith Nursing Home, USA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS OR CERTIFICATIONS

  • Member, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

  • Member, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

  • Certified in Infection Control

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business, Business Administration, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

  • AD, Nursing, Harry S. Truman College, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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