Paula Wright RN, BSN, CIC

Director, Infection Control Unit, Massachasetts General Hospital

Paula Wright, a graduate of Laboure College and Worcester State College is a registered nurse with over 40 years of experience in hospital nursing. Ms. Wright has been working in Infection Prevention and Control for 24 years and has been Certified in Infection Control for 22 years. She was the Coordinator of the Infection Control Program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for 8 years and the Director of the Infection Control Program for Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for 10 years with responsibility for oversight of the program across all MGH sites. She supervised a department of 8 staff including 5 certified Infection Preventionists. She is now a Project Manager within the Infection Control Department at MGH focusing on infection prevention projects such as prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections and efforts to improve cleaning and disinfection of the patient care environment. In addition, she is the primary member of the IC team responsible for participating in Pre-Construction Risk Assessment activities for new construction and reviewing and approving all Infection Control Risk Mitigation Assessment plans for construction and renovation projects at MGH. She has been a member of the FGI Healthcare Guidelines Revisions Committee (HGRC) since 2011.