About the Program


  • Program dedicated to the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. Our program serves as a resource to the Philadelphia healthcare community and public with the goal of improving healthcare safety and quality in the City of Philadelphia.


  • Strengthen surveillance of and response to healthcare-associated infections
  • Prevent development and transmission of antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings
  • Provide leadership, advocacy and resources on best practices for infection prevention and control in healthcare facilities and antimicrobial stewardship initiatives
  • Coordinate efforts and facilitate communication between healthcare facilities & across public health agencies
  • Act locally according to nationally identified priorities

Focus Areas:

  • Infections transmitted in healthcare settings
  • Drug-resistant organism surveillance, prevention and containment
  • Healthcare worker (HCW) safety: including HCW exposures, immunization policies and infection prevention and control education
  • Antimicrobial stewardship in healthcare settings
  • Antibiotic education for the general public


  • Medical Director, Jane Gould
  • Program Manager, Tiina Peritz
  • Surveillance Coordinator, Beth Morris
  • Epidemiologist, Stephanie Hayden
  • CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow, William Koehne
  • Senior Infection Preventionist & ICAR Coordinator, Susy Rettig
  • Senior Infection Preventionist, Eva Teszner
  • Infection Prevention Specialist, Kristin Privette
  • Program Assistant, Elisabeth Warne


Contact us at HAI.PDPH@phila.gov or 215-685-4501.