King earns advanced credential

12 years ago
Ann King, R.N.

Ann King, R.N. CCEMPT, CIC, infection preventionist, at Cary Medical Center in Caribou, recently earned the highest certification in the field of infection prevention/control and epidemiology, by obtaining the certified infection control designation.  

In obtaining the CIC certification, King passed a comprehensive examination developed for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, by the organization’s independent credentialing arm, the Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology

According to APIC, professional certification represents a hospital’s commitment to continual improvement of infection prevention and control functions and their contribution to health care and patient safety.

“Ann has contributed tremendously to our infection control efforts here at Cary,” stated Kris Doody, R.N./Cary CEO. “Exceptional quality of care, patient satisfaction and patient safety are our number one hospital priority. Ann’s commitment to her profession, and to the welfare of our patients and staff, have definitely played a major role in our continual efforts to be the provider, employer and hospital of choice. We all congratulate her on this outstanding achievement in her career,” she added.

King has spent the past 18 years of her career in a variety of nursing and supervisory roles with the Caribou hospital. She has also been a flight nurse for 24 years and was named an Honorary Fireman with the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department in 2010.  

APIC is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 14,000 members. Their mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection, achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost.