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This award-winning blog supplements the articles in Hospital Infection Control & Prevention.

And the Partnership in Prevention Award goes to….

Find out October 15 during a webinar honoring one exemplary hospital – as yet unannounced – that has “achieved sustainable improvements” in infection prevention.

The winner is being recognized for helping to achieve the goals outlined through the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS's) Partnership for Patients and its national action plan to prevent health care infections. The award is co-sponsored by HHS, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Scheduled webinar speakers include:

•Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS

•Dr. Don Wright, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS

•Dr. Paul McGann, Co-Director, Partnership for Patients

•Michelle Farber, RN, CIC, President, APIC

•Dr. Jan Evans Patterson, President, SHEA

Last but far from least, representing that aforementioned hospital, our mysterious award recipient, who hopefully will not forget to thank their spouse for putting up with them in general and taking care of the home front while they put those long hours in preventing infections and protecting patients. And of course, most importantly -- hey they’re playing that “wrap it up” music …