Foundation Program Sites

Infection Control

Congratulations to our 2024 Bree Collaborative award winner for Best Practices in Outpatient Infection Control:

  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Kaiser Permenante
  • MultiCare

Read the Outpatient Infection Control Report

Implementation Support

Checklists: The checklist translates the Bree guidelines into action steps for that sector (i.e., clinician, health delivery site, public health, etc.). The action items have been arranged into levels 1, 2, and 3 to correspond to the difficulty level of implementing the action into the sectors’ setting. Bree staff co-created the checklists with report workgroup members and topic experts.


The past several decades have seen a significant shift in healthcare delivery from inpatient to outpatient settings, yet outpatient settings often lack the infrastructure or resources to support infection prevention and surveillance activities. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of infection control measures, as the first confirmed case in the United States was in Washington, and as of December 2021 over 800,000 Washingtonians have been infected. At the same time, strong infection control policies and procedures like physical distancing and masking have disrupted the circulation of other respiratory viruses and infectious diseases. This workgroup will review existing, often inpatient, infection control guidelines and translate them to outpatient settings.


Past Meeting Materials

Date Materials
January 10 Agenda January 10
Infection Control Workgroup Charter Draft
February 14 Agenda February 14
January 10 Minutes
Infection Control Worksheet 2.14.22
March 14 Agenda March 14
February 14 Minutes
Bree Infection Control Focus Areas Draft
Infection Control Worksheet 3.14.22
April 11 Agenda April 11
March 14 Minutes
Bree Infection Control Focus Areas Update
Infection Control Worksheet 4.11.22
May 9 Agenda May 9
Minutes April 11
Infection Control Worksheet 5.09.22
June 13 Agenda June 13
Minutes May 9
Infection Control Worksheet 6.13.22
July 11 Agenda July 11
Minutes June 13
Infection Control Draft 7.11.22
September 12 Agenda September 12
Minutes July 11
Infection Control Public Comment Response Table
Infection Control Draft 9.11.22



Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Mark Haugen, MD (chair) Family Medicine Physician Walla Walla Clinic & Surgical Center
Anne Sumner, BSN, MBA VP Head of Operations Baker Boyer Bank
Cathy Carroll   Washington Health Care Authority
Faiza Zafar, DO, FACOI Medical Director Community Health Plan of Washington
Larissa Lewis, MPH, CIC HAI Education and Guidance Development Supervisor WA Department of Health
Lisa Hannah, RN, CIC Infection Prevention Team Supervisor WA Department of Health
Lisa Waldowski, DNP, CIC Regional Director, Infection Prevention and Control Kaiser Permanente
Rhonda Bowen, CIC, CPPS, CPHQ Senior Improvement Advisory, Patient Safety Comagine Health
Stephanie Jaross, BSN, RN ASC Director Proliance Center for Outpatient Spine and Joint Surgery
Sierra Bertolone-Smith, MDc Medical Student Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences