Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, MBA, RN, CIC
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
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