Villa Welcomes Infection Prevention Expert: Dr. Mia Taormina

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Michelle Scherwinski, CNO, “We are honored Dr. Taormina has joined us. Our collective work is unending and our quality focus remains unwavering.”

Villa Healthcare, a leader in skilled nursing, would like to welcome Mia A. Taormina, DO, FACOI, as an Infection Prevention consultant for COVID-19 mitigation responses and general infection control principles and practices. Dr. Taormina is a double board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease with significant, relevant experience in infection control and antibiotic stewardship. She has been in practice for 13 years and is also a chair of an Infection Control Task Force in DuPage County and co-chair of the Medical Utilization Management Committee at AMITA Health. Dr. Taormina completed her education at Michigan State University and her residency and fellowship at Botsford Hospital where she specialized in infectious disease. Dr. Taormina was recognized as one of Chicago’s Top Docs in Infectious Disease and received recognition by Crain’s Chicago as a Healthcare Hero during this pandemic response.

Dr. Taormina’s role at Villa will include consultation with the 34 centers about all aspects of infection prevention and control, including COVID-19. Michelle Scherwinski, Chief Nursing Officer says, “We are honored Dr. Taormina has joined us. Our collective work is unending and our quality focus remains unwavering. The wealth of expertise and experience that she brings will enhance our infection control practices, implemented in-line with guidance from the CDC, CMS and the local health departments.”

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