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, accreditation standards, and serves as an Infection Preventionist for home health agencies and hospices. Mary is also a contributing author to the "Infection Prevention" column for the Home Healthcare Now journal. 

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 for 12 years as a home care and hospice surveyor for The Joint Commission (TJC), for ten years as faculty for TJC, providing education to the public at-large on the home care and hospice standards, and for five years as an adjunct professor 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 and Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's (APIC) committee to develop the surveillance definitions for the home health and hospice industry, on TJC's 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.

Mary speaks on topics related to infection control in home care and hospice, and has been a speaker at the NAHC, INS, NHIA, and APIC annual meetings, at the CDC’s Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-associated Infections, TJCs Executive Briefings, and conducted webinars for the TJC’s home care surveyors, CHAP and the VNAA.  

An author of more than 125 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. For APIC, Mary co-authored the first and second editions of Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice. For the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), Mary was 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 also a co-author of the 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice.  

Professional Profile of Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI®

Curriculum Vitae of Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI®

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