Whitney Watson, Infection PreventionistCongratulations to Whitney Watson, BSN, RN, infection preventionist at Parkwest Medical Center for earning her certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC®) from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

Obtaining the CIC® credential shows a commitment to best practices in infection prevention and control and improved patient care. More than 2,000 infection preventionists and other health professionals certify or re-certify each year.

Infection preventionists are experts on methods of preventing and controlling the spread of infectious diseases, typically within a specific population—the patients, staff, and visitors at a hospital or other health care setting. Their work also helps reduce the risk of contagious diseases being carried out into the community.