APIC honors West Virginia hospital infection prevention director

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology named Teresa Lee, RN, the 2018 winner of its Carole DeMille Achievement Award.

The award, APIC's highest honor, is given annually to, "an infection preventionist who best exemplifies the ideals of Carole DeMille, a pioneer in the field of infection prevention and control," according to the press release.

Ms. Lee is the director of infection prevention and employee health at Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center. She has worked in infection prevention and control for 38 years. She served as APIC's president in 1995, and she is also former president of the Certification Board of Infection Control.

Currently, Ms. Lee is chair of the International Federation of Infection Control. She also serves as a consultant for APIC Consulting Services and is a member of the West Virginia State Healthcare-Associated Infection Control Advisory Panel.

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