Practice Health Check Corp. is a boutique infection control consulting firm that provides customized Infection Prevention and Control solutions. Our team of infection prevention and infection control consultants provide nationwide services to the healthcare and non-healthcare sectors and is well known for the expertise and value that clients receive when utilizing the company’s services.
Practice Health Check Corp. leadership has over 20+ years each of experience in infection prevention and control, microbiology, infectious diseases and environmental services management. Our leadership team ensures that the PHCC team of infection prevention and control consultants assist facilities, organizations, associations and other entities with developing, implementing and maintaining evidence-based infection prevention and control programs as well as providing exceptional educational programs to meet client needs.
The PHC team makes a promise to you and your team to elevate compliance to infection control standards and guidelines and raise the knowledge and comfort levels amongst your team. Your team and patients/clients will be safer as a result.
Our team of infection control professionals is available for onsite and virtual assessments across Canada.
Practice Health Check’s mission is to provide our clients with expert infection control guidance. Our goal is to reduce the spread of infection, create safer working and patient/client environments, and elevate staff morale.
To focus on internal and external professional relationships. We want to be a strong team who puts the customer first.
To use skills, experience and expertise to pursue our goals.
To do what is right in all circumstances, with utmost respect, so the patients’ and community members’ interests are always protected.
Chief Medical Officer/Co-Founder
Dr. Kevin Katz is a Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases specialist and a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Katz serves as the medical director of infection control at a community teaching hospital, Head of Microbiology at an acute care trauma centre and Medical Director of Ontario’s largest hospital microbiology lab. Dr Katz has served on provincial Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) best practices committees for many years and has co-authored many of the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee best practices guidelines. He has special research interests in healthcare-acquired infections and patient safety.
Maja McGuire BSc MLT CIC is an infection Control expert with over 20 years of infection control experience in healthcare and private settings. Her career started as a Medical Technologist in Clinical Microbiology and then transitioned into infection control in healthcare settings. Maja has served as Director of hospital Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and Occupational Health and Safety programs, was an infection control instructor through Centennial College and has served on numerous national and provincial IPAC groups including IPAC-Canada, IPAC-GTA, GOS and CSA.
Chief Operating Officer
Tony is our Chief Operating Officer at Practice Health Check. With nearly 25 years of experience in the healthcare sector, Tony has held leadership roles in acute care hospitals, long-term care, and retirement facilities. He has extensive experience, and is an expert in environmental cleaning, laundry, waste management, call centre operations, and nutrition and food services. With a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, Tony is a strong proponent of continuous quality improvement and service excellence. He has served on the OHHA board of directors and was also an instructor with Centennial College’s Healthcare Environmental Services Management program.
Senior Infection Control Consultant
Dental/Production and Film
Talia is a CBIC certified Infection Control Practitioner and her background in Microbiology and Medical Science has provided an important foundation in the infection control industry. With over 25 years in the healthcare sector, Talia has experience in acute care, palliative care, rehab and the dental setting. She has strong leadership skills and has previously been a mentor for newly emerging ICP’s, through the Centennial College Infection Control Program.
Senior Infection Control Consultant
Healthcare/Congregate Care Settings
Janessa is a CBIC certified Infection Control Practitioner, practicing since 2011. In her tenure she has had the opportunity to serve in research and innovation, various acute care portfolios, construction and renovation, and most recently, non-acute care IPAC programming. Janessa’s expertise is with translating risk-based awareness to solution focused approaches responsive to the IPAC needs of varying client environments.
Our team of infection control consultants bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience in infection control, dental hygiene, quality improvement, occupational health, and environmental services leadership. Our team includes consultants certified (CIC) through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC), registered dental hygienists, a certified Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CCDIS) and certified environmental services leader.
Note: Our team is fully vaccinated and adheres to public health guidelines during travel and onsite. In addition, we are fully compliant with the policies of our clients during onsite visits, including screening prior to entering the facility, receiving a rapid test if required, use of well-fitting masks for source control or respirator masks (N95), and use of additional PPE if indicated.
Practice Health Check’s team of infection prevention and control consultants provides services to various health care and public health settings, as well as to private industries across Canada. We have earned a stellar reputation for the expertise and value that clients receive when utilizing our services.
We offer active and collaborative consultation, with comprehensive programs that are tailored to your infection prevention and control needs. Our expertise and services include education, on-site assessments, recommendations to achieve infection control best practices, implementation guidance, and outbreak management to name a few.
“I have been with the services of Practice Health Check for 3 years for my Dental Office. They
inspect the instrument disinfection and sterilization processes in my office, and tweak our
protocols so that they meet best practices and patient safety guidelines.
Dr Kevin Katz, is totally genuine, legit, and is Medical Director of Infection Control and
Microbiology, holding positions at University of Toronto and at Sunnybrook Hospital. He is also a
consultant and owner of Practice Health Check.
If you want the confidence and trust of your staff, that your office is striving for the highest
infection control standards, and you want patients to feel safe, and you want to BE PREPARED
for a government public health inspection, then make a prudent decision and invest in getting
the services of Practice Health Check.”
- Dr. James Frizzell
“Over the past few years, we have been very fortunate to have had Practice Health
Check guide us through the many infection control regulations. They are very
knowledgeable, professional and an asset to our practice. We will definitely continue
to use them annually.”
- Dr. Dan Haas and Team
Organizations demonstrate widely variable knowledge and competence in infection prevention and control (IPAC) best practices, and education to staff in many settings has been largely delivered via virtual formats due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Practice Health Check provide customized and relevant education to staff in all settings, by reviewing the fundamentals of IPAC competencies with onsite facilitated teaching, demonstration and practice, and by offering the opportunity for staff to ask questions and demonstrate understanding. We customize this training according to staff roles, so as to best address the practical knowledge and skill gaps relevant to their roles.
Practice Health Check provides on-site IPAC and environmental services audits and recommendations to assess and prepare for Public Health, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development of Ontario inspections, and to improve staff, customer, client, resident and patient safety.
Want to know why facilities and organizations across Canada choose Practice Health Check? Let us tell you. Have questions about what we can do for you? Contact Practice Health Check today. We look forward to hearing from you!
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