Janet Pate, JD, MHA, BSN, RN, has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration in hospital and ambulatory settings. Her hospital roles include Clinical Director and Operations Leader. In the ambulatory clinics of a large university health system, Pate served as the Director of Infection Prevention, Central Sterile, Employee Health and the Environment of Care and Safety for 20 years. She currently remains in the health system as the Director of Environment of Care and Safety. Pate also works as a nurse consultant and educator for The Ruhof Corp. She is a member of the Healthcare Purchasing News’ Editorial Advisory Board.