Minnesota APIC Chapter Information

APIC MN is an organization of over 300 infection control professionals practicing in a wide range of settings, such as acute care, long term care, clinics, schools, home care, and correctional facilities, serving as liaisons to the community in which we live.

An Organization Built On Dedicated Members

Most of of the APIC Minnesota members are nurses or laboratorians, but our organization includes professionals from other disciplines as well.  These dedicated members also serve on our board and part of specific committees.

All members bring to the organization special knowledge, insight, and skills related to infection control and epidemiology. APIC MN membership helps each of us in our quest for knowledge as well as personal and professional growth. There is a place and a need for each of us whether we are new in the practice or long-time members.

2016 APIC Chapter Excellence Award

We are pleased to be the recipient of the 2016 APIC Chapter Excellence Award in the category of Clinical and Professional Practice.  APIC MN is recognized for best demonstrating excellence in defining, evaluating, and continually improving the practice of infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology. See the submission here.

Previous Chapter Excellence Awards:

  • 2015 - Synergistic Alliances
  • 2014 - Member Support
  • 2013 - Clinical and Professional Practice
  • 2012 - Member Support and Organizational Excellence
  • 2011 - Worldwide Activities 
  • 2010 - Clinical and Professional Practice
  • 2008 - Clinical and Professional Practice
  • 2007 - Member Support and Organizational Excellence
  • 2006 - Strategic Alliances

Heroes of Infection Prevention

Each year, APIC presents 12 awards to members who are recognized for the development and application of innovative infection prevention programs. These individuals are infection preventionists who have successfully reduced infection, raised awareness, and improved the health and well-being of patients, healthcare workers, and the public.  APIC celebrates these individuals by bestowing the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award.

  • 2013 - HealthEast Care System: Infection Prevention Team
  • 2011 - Basic Infection Prevention Team
  • 2006 - Helen Ahlbrecht

     

APIC Minnesota Chapter Leader Award

We are pleased to announce the 2016 APIC Minnesota Chapter Leader Award recipient: Mary Thompson. View the previous APIC MN Chapter Leader Award (previously referred to as Distinguished Service) winners below:

  • 2015        Amy Priddy
  • 2014        Candi Shearen
  • 2013        Ginnie Bren
  • 2012        Jane Harper
  • 2011        LeAnne Ellingson
  • 2010        Boyd Wilson
  • 2009        Mary Ellen Bennett
  • 2008        Linell Santella
  • 2007        Mary Larweck
  • 2006        Michelle Farber
  • 2005        Helen Albrecht
  • 2004        Janice Manahan
  • 2003        Diane Beck
  • 2002        Gayle Gilmore
  • 2001        Carol O’Boyle
  • 2000        Jeanne A Pfeiffer
  • 1999        Nancy Van Drunen
  • 1998        Gloria Bonnickson, Gena Schotmuller
  • 1997        Sandra Tannis

Louise Krisko Recipients

  • 2016       Kari Russell and Lynn Gaffney
  • 2015       Jessica Nerby and Jean Shilinski
  • 2014       Stephanie Rothstein
  • 2013       Jeannette Pasche
  • 2012       Karoline Sperling
  • 2011       Natalie Karg
  • 2010       Gayle Gilmore
  • 2009       Amy Priddy
  • 2008       Tammy Williams
  • 2007       Karen Bigwood
  • 2006       Judy Webber
  • 2005       Donna Moraska
  • 2004       Candi Shearen
  • 2003       Sally Bohn
  • 2002       Kim Droege
  • 2001       Amy Priddy
  • 2000       Diane Selbitschka
  • 1999       Mary Ottosen
  • 1998       Deb Neitge
  • 1997       Sue Vlasnik
  • 1996       Sue Vlasnik
  • 1995       Corrine Neisess
  • 1994       Janet Johnson