Newsmakers

John M. Boyce, MD, appointed director, Epidemiology/Infection Control

John M. Boyce, MD, appointed director, Epidemiology/Infection Control

John M. Boyce, MD, has been named director of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control. Dr. Boyce had served as hospital epidemiologist at the Hospital of Saint Raphael since August 1999, and as chief of its Infectious Diseases Section from 1999- 2011. He co-directed the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, and recently served as senior clinician for patient safety at HSR. He is a clinical professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Boyce was trained in epidemiology in the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service, and did his infectious diseases fellowship at University of Texas at Houston. He is a past president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and was the lead co-author on the Hand Hygiene Guideline for Healthcare Settings, published by the CDC in 2002. He has been a member of expert panels for The Joint Commission and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Jensa Morris, MD, named a top hospitalist

Jensa Morris, MD, named a top hospitalist

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has named Jensa Morris, MD, a top hospitalist in the United States. Awarded to hospitalists who are making significant contributions to the medical field through their innovation, leadership and clinical skills, this honor also considers contributions in the areas of patient safety, community involvement and quality improvement. Dr. Morris has been a hospitalist at YNHH since 2002 and she is one of just 10 hospitalists from throughout the country selected for this year's award. Dr. Morris received her bachelor's degree from Princeton University and her medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The ACP describes recipients of the top hospitalist award as exceptional leaders and teachers, innovators and mentors, researchers and pioneers who are making important strides in their fields and contribute greatly to the field of hospital medicine.