Meet Mary


Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI® has been a pioneer in the field of infection prevention and control in home care and hospice for the past 25 years, with seminal works published on infection prevention and control for the home health and hospice industries. Mary is a Home Care and Hospice Consultant for Home Health Systems, Inc., which she founded in 1989. She provides domestic and international home care and hospice consulting services on infection prevention and control strategies, The Joint Commission’s (TJC) and the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) home care accreditation standards, and serves as an Infection Preventionist for home health agencies and hospices. Mary is a contributing author to the "Infection Prevention" column for the Home Healthcare Now journal, and a member of the editorial review boards for the Home Healthcare Now and Journal of Infusion Nursing Mary began her home care career more than 40 years ago as a home health aide, and since that time has served in a myriad of home care clinical, management, and executive-level positions, including a hospice volunteer. Additionally, she served as an adjunct professor for five years at Mercer University’s Graduate School of Business and Economics in Atlanta, GA.  

Mary has served as a subject matter expert on the CDC-HICPAC APIC Committee to develop the surveillance definitions for the home health and hospice industry, on TJCs Expert Advisory Panel to update TJCs home care infection control standards, and the Community Health Accreditation Partner's (CHAP) subcommittee to develop new infection prevention and control standards for the home care industry.

For TJC, Mary served as a home care and hospice surveyor for 12 years, and as faculty for 10 years providing education to the public-at-large on TJC’s home care and hospice standards. She has been a speaker at TJCs Executive Briefings and educated TJC’s home care surveyors on surveying infection prevention and control practices.

For the Association for Professionals In Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Mary co-authored the first and second editions of Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice, an official publication of APIC, presented at the 2012,  2013 and 2014 annual conferences, and conducted a webinar for APIC on infection control in home care and hospice.  

For the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), Mary is the author of the “Infection Prevention and Control” chapters in the textbook Infusion Nursing: An Evidence-Based  Approach and the Core Curriculum for Infusion Nursing, 4th Edition, and is a co-author of the 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice.  

Mary speaks frequently on topics related to infection control in home care and hospice, and was an invited speaker at the CDC’s Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-associated Infections. 

An author of more than 110 articles and several books, chapters, and manuals, Mary is a prolific writer on topics related to infection prevention and control in home care and hospice, and is the author of the Home Care Infection Prevention and Control Program manual, an evidenced-based infection prevention and control program that is widely used by home health agencies and hospices.  

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Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI®, Home Health Systems, Inc.