Date first certified: November 1997

Date joined CBIC Board of Directors: 2022

Work/APIC: Steven J. Schweon, RN, MPH, MSN, CIC, CPHQ, FSHEA, FAPIC is a seasoned, board certified infection preventionist. He is the corporate infection preventionist for Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG). He first became interested with infectious diseases while serving as an Army medic in South Korea, where he supervised a microbiology department that specialized in sexually transmitted diseases. He later worked on the high technology isolation ward at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, home of "The Hot Zone". Prior to becoming an infection preventionist, he had 14 years of experience, and achieved certification, in critical care and behavioral health nursing. Steve was also a long-term care "orderly" prior to attending nursing school.

Steve has been an infection preventionist since 1995, achieving continual board infection control certification since 1997. Clinical experiences include the acute care and Long-Term Care settings. 

He has authored / co-authored articles in peer reviewed publications, lectured/presented posters at national conferences, and presented national webinars. He has served  on APIC, SHEA, AMDA, national committees. He has authored chapters in APIC's "Infection Preventionist Guide to Long-Term Care". Additionally, Steve has served as a faculty member for the AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care: HAI/CAUTI. He is also an APIC EPI acute care/LTC faculty member. 

Personal Note: On a personal level, both of his parents have developed hospital acquired infections (HAIs). Steven clearly appreciates the gravity of HAIs, both personally and professionally. As a result, he strives to make his presentations interesting, interactive and fun.