Rebecca Hamel, RN, MHI, CIC has been a registered nurse for over 20 years graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2000. Her career in nursing has included invaluable experiences across much of Alaska and successfully grown in various clinical, education, and leadership positions. Her Master’s degree in Healthcare Innovation has enhanced her change management abilities contributing to a big picture approach to solutions, as well as improvement and development strategies.
Rebecca has worked in the PAMC Infection Prevention Department since October 2014 and started her infection prevention career with the Ebola outbreak on the day the first nurse tested positive in Dallas, TX. Rebecca’s current role as an Infection Preventionist has further expanded her abilities and knowledge base to include, but not limited to emergency management and preparedness, team facilitation, project management, epidemiology and microbiology, surveillance and outcome improvement. She now has held the Epidemiology Services Manager position for over 3 years and has found the current COVID-19 pandemic a true test of her experiences and knowledge, resilience and commitment. Through strong relationships and team building, her and her team have spent countless, tireless hours partnering with caregivers and leaders in balancing both the science and art of infection prevention. We’re in this together!
Learn about various organizations’ response to the pandemic. This panel discussion will include nurses and leaders in our community from the Anchorage Health Department, Anchorage School District, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Bean’s Cafe, and Department of Corrections. We will also hear from a recent graduate of nursing school and how the pandemic has affected her […]