Dr. Hudson Garrett is currently employed as the CEO of Community Health Associates. He holds a Post-Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Post-Masters Certificate in Infection Prevention and Infection Control, and a PhD in Healthcare Administration and Policy. He has completed the Johns Hopkins Fellows Program in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, and the CDC Fundamentals of Healthcare Epidemiology and Antibiotic Stewardship program. He is board certified in family practice, critical care, vascular access, moderate sedation, infection prevention, legal nurse consulting, and as a director of nursing in long term care. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of National Associations of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care and the American Academy of Project Management. He was honored as the 2016 Honorary Lifetime member from the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration and also received the Impact Award for his contributions to the field of infection prevention and control in post-acute care. He also is affiliated with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Volunteer Program.
Dr. Garrett currently serves on the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Pediatric Subcommittee, as President of the Board of Directors, for the Vascular Access Certification Corporation, Chairperson for both the Clinical Research Committee and the Emerging Infectious Diseases in Vascular Access for the Association for Vascular Access, serves as the Chairperson for the C-Diff Foundation Clinical Education Committee, a National Faculty Member for the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, Past President of the Board of Directors, for the Southeast Chapter of the Infusion Nurses Society, a member of the Clinical Practices Advisory Committee for the Association for Vascular Access, and a past member of the Recommended Practices Advisory Board for the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. In addition, he received a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2011 in recognition for his advancement of critical care nursing and infection prevention. He also serves as the Industry Liaison for the Association for the Healthcare Environment Board of Directors, and is the lead faculty member for the Association for the Healthcare Environment's Online Certificate Program in the Essentials of Infection Prevention for Environmental Services Professionals. He is also a three-time nominee for the Association for Vascular Access Herbst Award. He was also recognized as a 2013 “Who's Who in Infection Prevention and Control” by Infection Control Magazine.
He has published in many publications including Infection Control Today, Managing Infection Control, Provider, The Director, The AORN Journal, The Assisted Living Journal, and in the American Journal of Long Term Care, American Journal of Critical Care, and also in several Mosby Saunders medical textbooks. He previously served as a member of the Recommended Practices Advisory Board for the Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses, and also an coauthor for the Association for the Healthcare Environment Practice Guidance for Environmental Cleaning. He also serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of the Association of Vascular Access, OSAP Newsletter, AORN Journal, the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, the Journal of Infusion Nursing, and The Director Journal. He currently serves as the Editor-In-Chief for The Director: Journal of the National Associations for Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care and the Chief Clinical Officer and Chairperson for the Public Policy Committee for the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration. He also serves as a Director on the OSAP Board of Directors.
He is currently an active member of many professional organizations including: Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the Association for the Healthcare Environment, the Society of Hospital Epidemiology of America, Infectious Disease Society of America, Association for Vascular Access, Infusion Nurses Society, the American Society for Professionals in Patient Safety, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses, American Medical Directors Association, American Association of Moderate Sedation Nurses, the American College of Healthcare Executives, National Associations of Directors of Nursing in Long Term Care, American Association for Long Term Care Nursing, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.