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Meet The Ohio State Network for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention Staff

Kurt B. Stevenson, MD, MPH

 

 Dr. Stevenson is a tenured Associate Professor of   Internal Medicine and Epidemiology in the Division of  Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine,  College of Medicine, and the Division of Epidemiology,  College of Public Health. He is also the Associate  Medical Director of Clinical Epidemiology for the OSU  Health System where he serves as the Director of the  Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Click here for Dr. Stevenson's CV.

 

 

 

 

  Lisa Hines, RN, BS, CIC

Lisa Hines RN, BS, CIC, is an Infection Prevention Specialist at Ohio State’s College of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. 

Education:

Associates of Arts in Applied Science degree in Registered Nursing  Clark State Community College
Nursing license in 1986
Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration from Franklin University in 1999 
Received training through the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) EPI courses 
Completed certification in infection control (CIC) in 2008. 

Experience:

Nurse for 8 years on an acute care hospital setting cardiology step-down unit combined with oncology.
Consultant to a worker’s compensation managed care organization conducting quality improvement projects. 
Public health nurse for 6 years in Delaware County.  Responsibilities included a variety of programs such as immunizations, health education, school health screenings and communicable disease investigations.   Most notably was her development of a comprehensive daycare/school illness surveillance program for Delaware County. 
Disaster Health Services for American Red Cross, where she volunteered as coordinator of the health services unit for Clark and Delaware Counties in Ohio.
Infection control practitioner in a rural hospital within a large healthcare system.  She led numerous process improvement projects within the facility utilizing various improvement methods such as FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis).   Hines facilitated a multidiscipline team which helped reduce one targeted infection rate by over 50%.  In efforts to streamline workflow, she redesigned several processes within the facility including ICRA (Infection Control Risk Assessment) forms for construction projects and product evaluation and selection.  She also created an “Infection Control Peer Group” with 16 facilities in the health system to help standardize and address infection prevention issues. 

Research Interests:
 
Under the direction of Principal Investigator, Dr. Kurt Stevenson, she coordinated research projects through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Prevention Epicenters Program. This grant provided a unique research program allowing CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) to collaborate with academic investigators to conduct innovative infection control and prevention research. 
Her studies have focused on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, ventilator- associated pneumonia, clostridium difficile, and catheter-associated bloodstream infections.
Through the partnership with the Epicenter projects, Hines currently facilitates a roundtable meeting of infection prevention specialists within the Ohio State Health Network (OSHN).  The primary goals for this subset of the network are the sharing of knowledge, experience, and benchmarking among members.  To continue her passion to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAI), she is devoting her efforts to help other hospitals implement best practice prevention initiatives and develop a larger network of professionals to continue these efforts in hopes of eradicating HAI.