Gloria Mathis is a dedicated Infection Preventionist who partners with healthcare professionals and customers internal and external to her organization in order to prevent the spread of infections in the healthcare system and beyond. She is passionate about creating and maintaining a safe and quality environment for patient care through infection prevention practices. She obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at the University of Portland.After two years in Healthcare Administration in a surgical oncology clinic at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), she attended Nursing School at OHSU where she graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. As an RN, she worked as a cardiac nurse on a Telemetry/Step-Down Unit and a Public Health Nurse where she performed a wide variety of roles including clinic Nurse, Home Visiting Nurse, EHR Nurse Consultant, and Nursing Staff Education Coordinator. When the H1N1 pandemic hit in 2009, she found her calling to Infection Prevention and Control and moved to San Francisco to begin her career as an Infection Control Nurse at the San Francisco VAMC. She obtained her Certification in Infection Control (CIC). Currently she is on the Infection Prevention and Control Team at California Pacific Medical Center.
Topic: Infection Control – Hand Hygiene and C.diff