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Learn About Germs with FHN Infection Control Expert

11/18/2015, 5:30 p.m.

Join FHN Infection Preventionist Margie Kochsmier, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CIC, to learn where viruses and bacteria are likeliest to lurk and how to germ-proof your home at a special FHN Speaker Series presentation.

The free program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the FHN Family Healthcare Center - Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive in Freeport. As FHN's expert on preventing the spread of infection, Margie will also talk about the hospital's ultraviolet weapon in the fight against germs, the Xenex disinfection robot, which kills a wide range of pathogens including MRSA, Clostridium difficile (C. diff), and pneumonia. FHN's Xenex machine was recently used to help stop an outbreak of impetigo in area schools.

Refreshments will be served, and everyone who attends is eligible to win a special door prize comprised of some of the best cleaners and gadgets to keep "bugs" at bay. Registration is requested; register online at or by calling toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 901.