Payne Receives Infection Control Certification

Santanna Payne, Infection Control

Congratulations to Santanna Payne, the Infection Preventionist and Quality Assurance Registered Nurse at Arrington Living Center for receiving the designation of Long-Term Care-Certified in Infection Control (CIC®).

“Santanna is an excellent nurse and so very smart. She never backs down from a challenge and continues to excel in any role,” said Christie Walters, Administrator at Arrington Living Center. “I am so very proud of her, and I am thrilled that she is on our team! This certification is a true demonstration of her dedication to being the very best.”

Payne began her career at Arrington Living Center as a Registered Nurse Supervisor in 2020 and, one year later, became the Wound Care Nurse. She transitioned to Infection Preventionist in November 2021 and added the role of Quality Assurance Nurse in June 2022. She began studying the infection prevention courses in September 2022, and she took the proctored exam in January. “This certification in infection prevention and control is especially important in our facility because of the COVID-19 coronavirus. I thrive on doing a thorough job; this job fits me, and I’m glad I am able to fill this role,” said Payne.

A graduate of Jones College in the pre-nursing program, Payne obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey University in 2009. She held positions at Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Magee General Hospital, and Hattiesburg Health and Rehab and spent two years as a sought-after travel nurse.

“Santanna has demonstrated excellence in the field of infection prevention and control in Long Term Care. This is an amazing accomplishment. I am beyond proud of her,” says ALC consultant Yavonne Murry, Vice President of Clinical Services at Advanced Healthcare Management.

Payne is a resident of Mt. Olive and has two children, ages 18 and 12. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, and playing with her three Great Danes.

Other Posts

Scroll to Top