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We Celebrate our Infection Prevention Team

International Infection Prevention Week (Oct. 15 – 21) celebrates the importance of infection prevention and the large role infection preventionists play in protecting the health of our patients, team members, and communities across the region.

We together can support their efforts through proper hand hygiene, appropriate personal protective equipment, and disinfection practices. Get to know the IP&C team at the Stormont Vail Health Topeka Campus Hospital!

Meet the Infection Prevention and Control Team

Our Infection Prevention and Control team works meticulously to keep patients, team members, and our community infection-free. Their close collaboration and teamwork make our organization a growing leader in patient care. 

Leslie Cox, MSN, RN, Infection Prevention and Control Manager

  • Analyzes data trends to ID areas of improvement
  • Continuously informs care teams of up-to-date best practices
  • Leads the incredible IP&C team to keep patients and team members infection-free

Nicole Gupton, MHA, BHA, RRT, Infection Preventionist

  • Oversees hip and knee surgeries for surgical site infections
  • Monitors organizational practices that may lead to or spread infections
  • Supports policy and procedure development per CDC guidance

Lauren Robinson, BSN, RN, Infection Preventionist

  • Surveils CAUTIs and Urinary Catheter procedures
  • Tracks reportable diseases and local outbreaks
  • Round units and clinics for infection risks

Lisa Ray, BSN, RN, Infection Preventionist

  • Directs reduction & prevention practices for central line-associated, colon, & hysterectomy surgical site infections
  • Consults on the Dialysis, Tissue/Transplant, & SSI committees
  • Performs observations related to infection prevention practice compliance

Kayla Keeshan, BHS, MHS, Infection Preventionist

  • MRSA, CDIFF, VAE, CRE/VRE surveillance
  • Collaborates with other departments to clarify processes & ID improvements, including hospital & clinic rounding
  • Monitors high-level disinfection processes

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