Wed, Oct 27, 2021, 12:00 PM – Wed, Oct 27, 2021, 01:00 PM

Event Host



  • Joseph Kurland, MPH, CIC, Infection Preventionist, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Stefanie Buchanan, RN, MBA, CIC, Infection Prevention Manager, UF Health Jacksonville
  • Chuck Bonn, Facility Director, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Daniel Glenn, CHFM, CHE, Director of Facilities, UF Health Jacksonville
  • Michael Anne Preas
  • Richie Stever, CHFM, CLSS-HC, LEED AP, Vice President of Real Estate and Property Management, University of Maryland Medical System


  • Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC, Sr. Director-Quality, Pt. Safety & Infection Prevention, UCI Health 
  • Dana Swenson


A key component for success in any role is to form effective working relationships with others across your organization, particularly with individuals in departments that affect the goals of your own area. Achieving the ideal built environment in healthcare and optimizing infection prevention practices can be difficult. However, if these teams work well together, success can be multiplied for the organization and the individuals with in these departments. This session addresses the critical need for an effective working relationship between Infection Prevention and Facility Management and provides tips on how to work through demanding challenges towards mutual achievement. 

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Learning Outcomes: 

  • Describe the importance of an effective partnership between the Infection Preventionist (IP) and the Facility Manager (FM) to achieve optimal success for both departments
  • Outline some common challenges that occur by those in IP and FM roles
  • Share successful strategies that IPs and FMs can utilize to gain mutual support and build common goals
  • Provide examples of challenges overcome and successes achieved that have helped both departments excel