KFP: Mayor designates infection control week

From left are Lenoir Memorial Hospital infection control ambassadors Jody Hill, RN, infection preventionist; Loretta Griffin, RN; Grace Kornegay, NA; Lisa Brown, environmental services manager; Mayor B.J. Murphy; Pat Harrison, RN; Tracy Edmondson, radiology supervisor; Teresa Sumner, RN, quality coordinator; and Donna Floyd, performance improvement director.

In recognition of the importance of infection prevention around the globe, Mayor B.J. Murphy has proclaimed this week as International Infection Prevention Week in Kinston.

Established in 1986, IIPW aims to raise awareness about infection prevention and commemorates the work of healthcare professionals and administrators, legislators and consumers for their commitment to reducing infection worldwide. The theme of international observance is “Infection Prevention is Everyone’s Business.”

Protecting the health of Americans includes providing access to safe and effective health care. Lenoir Memorial Hospital has joined with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology to commemorate this 25th anniversary. The hospital is devoted to patient and health care worker safety and is committed to reducing the risk and occurrence of healthcare-associated infections.