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CleanTalk EP38

EP 38 Clip 3: Chaz’s Involvements with APIC w/ Chaz Rhone

Aileen Sep 19

In this week’s episode of Clean Talk, Chaz Rhone, Assistant Vice President of Infection Prevention at HCA North Florida Division, joins us to reveal the importance of leadership in infection prevention.

Tune in to hear about a range of topics including:

• How Chaz Rhone found his way into a professional career in Infection Prevention

Chaz’s current role at HCA North Florida Division

• About HCA North Florida Division and their mission

• What the biggest challenges for IPs are (deficits in leadership)

• Handling the results of COVID-19

• Chaz’s APIC Membership

• Chaz’s experience in the Academic Pathway Committee

• And more!

Chaz Rhone earned a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Florida (UF) and began his career as an Infection Preventionist in 2007. He is currently the Assistant Vice President of Infection Prevention for HCA Healthcare North Florida Division.

Chaz has been certified in infection prevention and control since 2012, recognized as an APIC Hero (2016), accepted as an APIC Fellow (2019), and recognized as an APIC Champion (2022). He was also named as one of UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions Outstanding Alumni (2018).

His professional passions include advancing the field of IP through leadership development of IPs and advocating for M.P.H.-ers as qualified candidates for IP positions. To that end, he is currently co-chair of the APIC Academic Pathway Steering Committee, and a member of the APIC Professional Development Committee.

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