Eastern Long Island Hospital announced the appointment of Patricia McArdle, RN, MS, CIC to Director of Infection Prevention and Control. After acting as a consultant for seven years, Ms. McArdle has joined the management team at ELIH full time.
At ELIH, Ms. McArdle is responsible for all aspects of infection control including prevention and surveillance. She develops plans to prevent the spread of infection throughout the hospital and educates all staff on the fundamentals of infection control.
Ms. McArdle has over 25 years of nursing experience in the field of infection prevention and control. She is a graduate of the School of Nursing at Flushing Hospital and Medical Center and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue with a certification in Leadership and Supervision. In addition, Ms. McArdle holds a Master’s of Science in Homeland Security Management and Terrorism from LIU/CW Post. Ms. McArdle currently resides in Cutchogue.