Linda Dickey

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Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
UC Irvine Health
Orange, CA

Linda Dickey is currently the Sr. Director for Quality, Patient Safety and Infection Prevention at UC Irvine Health in Orange County, California and is the recipient of the 2017 APIC President s’ Distinguished Service Award.   Dickey ‘s background includes direct nursing experience in adult critical care and over 20 years of experience in Epidemiology & Infection Prevention, with most recent experience in Quality and Patient Safety.  She has worked as an infection preventionist in both Florida and California, serving as President-elect for the Florida Professionals in Infection Control, Treasurer for the California APIC Coordinating Council and President for her local Orange County APIC chapter.  Linda also currently represents APIC on the board of FGI Guidelines and with ASHRAE 188, which published a new standard in 2016 for Legionella management. Linda has been a faculty member for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) since 2006, speaking nationally and internationally on healthcare design, construction and most recently, water management plan development. In addition, she is currently coordinating development of a CDC-sponsored publication for improving infection prevention in the built environment.  Since 2004, Linda has also spoken at numerous meetings, including APIC chapters and national conferences.

Ms. Dickey earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina and her Master of Public Health degree from  the University of South Florida.  She is certified in infection prevention and control (CIC) and has earned the Fellow of APIC designation.