Jennifer Allis Vazquez, MSN, RN, Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH), has been elected to the position of Regional Coordinator for Region 15 of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society for Nursing, during the Biennial Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, in November. As a Regional Coordinator, Vazquez will educate, mentor and act as a resource to chapter leaders of the 29 chapters in the Region throughout New England and Nova Scotia, Canada.
“It is an honor and a privilege to serve Sigma Theta Tau International as Regional Coordinator. In this role, I look forward to building strong collaboration among the chapters rich with talented, caring nurses.” says Vazquez.
At CHH, Vazquez promotes infection control measures in order to protect patients, employees, and visitors. Additionally, Vazquez is an Adjunct Professor in the Nursing Department at Central Connecticut State University where she teaches Health Assessment and Nursing Ethics.
Founded in 1922, Sigma Theta Tau is derived from the Greek words Storg, Tharsos and Tim meaning love, courage and honor. Sigma Theta Tau International is an international honor society of nursing and has more than 130,000 active members in 85 countries who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and are leaders with exception achievements in nursing. Sigma Theta Tau International seeks to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people.
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health.
Visit www.charlottehungerford.org for information.