Jennifer Sanguinet BSIS, MBA-HCM, CIC, FAPIC

Jennifer Sanguinet obtained her undergraduate degree in information systems from University of Redlands, her master’s degree in business and healthcare management from University of Phoenix and her certification in infection control from Certification Board in Infection Control.  She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Public Health with a completion date by August 2020.


Jennifer began her career in Infection Prevention as an administrative assistant at UCLA and has now been a member of the infection prevention community for more than 20 years.  Jennifer has led multiple disaster preparedness events, in addition, her to her duties as the Infection Control Officer.  She has been privileged to work alongside outstanding clinical and ancillary personnel in the ever-changing world of global threats such as anthrax, swine flu and Ebola.


Her passionate dedication to continued learning in infection prevention has allowed her to work in multiple facilities including large teaching hospitals, faith-based, small community, and for-profit.  She has had numerous speaking engagements in her never-ending commitment to participate in shared learning at any opportunity.  In 2014, Jennifer joined Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) as the Director of Infection Prevention.


Throughout her time at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, Jennifer worked diligently on hospital-acquired infections as the sole practitioner of a 225-bed facility.  She earned the HCA Clinical Excellence Award for Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention in 2016.  She was published in the American Journal of Infection Control regarding the need for laboratorians and Infection Preventionists to work as a team and was privileged to speak at the Annual International Conference for Infection Control in 2015 held in Nashville, TN.  The culmination of the hard work was earning the status Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC) in 2017.


She feels her greatest accomplishment to date is her 2 children, 10-year-old Issy and 7-year-old Leo. But a close second is her ability to stay passionate about a field for over 20 years and to be able to “infect others” with the “IP bug”.Jennifer is currently the Director of Infection Prevention for Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital; a 690-bed acute care hospital that is part of the HCA system.  She can be reached via email at

About the Speaker
  • Profession
    Director Infection Prevention
  • Company
    Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital