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White Plains Hospital Director Honored With Leadership Award From APIC

White Plains Hospital's Director of Infection Control Saungi McCalla earns leadership award from the APIC.
White Plains Hospital's Director of Infection Control Saungi McCalla earns leadership award from the APIC. Photo Credit: Contributed

 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Saungi McCalla, director of infection control at White Plains Hospital, was recently given a leadership award by the National Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) for her achievements in developing members and advancing APIC during the annual conference in Anaheim, Calif.

McCalla is responsible for infection control and prevention at the 292-bed hospital, where she oversees many initiatives including hand hygiene compliance. 

In the first quarter of 2014, the hospital had a hand hygiene compliance rate among employees and physicians of 100 percent due to rigorous efforts under McCalla’s leadership to re-educate staff about the importance of hand hygiene in the health care setting.