Vision and Mission of the Chapter
Vision: Healthcare without Infection
Mission: to create a safer world through prevention of infection
On Behalf of the Tri-Valley 081 APIC Chapter, I would like to welcome you to a dynamic and robust Infection Prevention community. Collaboration and commitment among current and new members is one of many characteristics that Tri-Valley possesses. Our chapter extends and serves the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, and Simi & Conejo Valleys. Our goal is to foster Infection Prevention growth in multiple healthcare settings, this includes but not limited to: Acute care, Long Term Care, Skilled Nursing, Outpatient, and Sub-acute facilities. We believe that true Infection Prevention occurs with the continuum of care rather than solely focusing on the acute side of healthcare. We provide our members with mentoring, fostering, continuing education, networking opportunities, certification preparation, and other valuable tools that ensure success and optimal outcomes. I would like to invite you to join hands and participate as we create and progress the tremendous and exciting work of Infection Prevention.
Roy Boukidjian RN, BSN, PHN, CIC, NE-BC
Roy Boukidjian has been the Manager for Infection Prevention and Control at Northridge Hospital Medical Center (NHMC) for over 4 years. He started at NHMC in 2007 as a bedside nurse and grew into the profession of epidemiology. He recently accepted a position with Dignity Health Corporate Offices as the Manager for Patient Safety and Accreditation with a focus on Infection Prevention standards. He holds Board Certifications in Infection Control, Public health, and Nurse Executive with a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and is currently enrolled in a Masters Degree Program in Nursing Leadership at California State, Fullerton. Roy is currently serving on the Hospital Acquired Infection Workgroup headed by California Hospital Association, providing advice and guidance on policy issues and proposed legislation. He also serves as President of Tri-Valley APIC Chapter in CA for 2014. Roy has expanded his outreach to other facilities in the Dignity Health system where he served as Co-Chair of the Infection Prevention Council. The council provides professional guidance to 40 facilities in the system and collaborates with corporate individuals to introduce products, policies, and solutions to better outcomes. He has presented at the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), the Hospital Alliance Association (HospAA), Quality Institute Organization collaborative and was recently awarded as one of the “Heroes in Infection Prevention” at the National APIC Conference, 2013. His recent collaboration with Skilled Nursing facilities has given him praise by Los Angeles County Public Health and recognition by local leaders. He currently resides in Northridge, CA with his wife Beth; they will have been married for 2 years as of July 2013.
Adding to this impressive list of accomplishments, Roy Boukidjian is serving as a Director of the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) in 2014.
APIC's mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes. The Association's more than 14,000 members have primary responsibility for infection prevention, control and epidemiology in healthcare settings around the globe. APIC's members are nurses, epidemiologists, physicians, microbiologists, quality and patient safety professionals, clinical pathologists, laboratory technologists, public health professionals and healthcare executives. APIC advances its mission through education, research, consultation, collaboration, public policy, practice guidance and credentialing.
APIC members are part of an expansive and diverse network of experienced professionals who share a common bond through their committment to reducing the risk of infection and improving patient outcomes.
APIC members receive deep discounts on products, services, and educational opportunities. To renew your membership or to join, go to www.apic.org or call (202) 789-1890.
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From its inception in 1978, APIC Tri-Valley Chapter, # 081, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) members have been champions for infection prevention and control, employee health, best practices and product representation.
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