PHC Hosts Art Contest With Channel View
To highlight the 25th Anniversary of International Infection Prevention Week, October 16 through 22, Peninsula Hospital Center collaborated with senior students at Channel View School for Research to submit posters that demonstrated the importance of influenza prevention through vaccination, hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and/or cough etiquette. Posters were submitted by students from Mr. DeCelestino’s Visual Arts class and were hung in the Hospital Center’s lobby.
Visitors and staff voted for the poster that they felt best communicated the importance of influenza prevention.
First Place was awarded to Frances Cohen, along with a cash prize of $150. Second Place and a cash prize of $75, were awarded to Jocenia Holman, and Kavellee Lawrence received an Honorable Mention and a gift. The winning poster drawn by Cohen will be submitted to Long Island Chapter 38 of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the organization which provided the cash prizes, for further judging and the possibility of an additional prize in November of 2011. All three winning posters are now on display in the lobby at Peninsula Hospital Center.
Renee Hembree-Bey, BSN, RN, Director of Infection Control at Peninsula Hospital Center is excited to have community input. “It is so important that every age group learn how to prevent contagious diseases. In just the preparation and design of these posters, it is obvious these young adults get the message. We were very excited about the quality of the work submitted and congratulate all the participants on a job well done.”