Farmington Hills, Michigan
My name is Lisa Sturm, MPH, CIC, FAPIC and I have been in the field of Infection Prevention for 26 years, starting out as an IP in Detroit, Michigan. I have been a member of APIC for 27 years, joining as a student. Over the years I have covered various aspects of IP but I consider myself strongest in surgical site infection reduction. I have enjoyed managing and leading infection prevention programs and mentoring students and new IPs into the field. My current employment is with Ascension out of St. Louis, Missouri. Ascension is in 24 states and has over 150 hospitals. I am the Director for Infection Prevention for the system where I work to lead and standardize our approach. I love our profession because we are always learning and growing, plus there is never a dull moment (especially on Friday afternoons at 4pm!).