Staci Goldstein

Chaz Rhone, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

Infection Prevention Advisor 


Mr. Rhone received a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Florida in 2007 and has been certified in Infection Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology since 2012. During his 10 years in Infection Prevention, Chaz has worked both in the public and private sector as an infection preventionist and epidemiologist. 

As an epidemiologist with the Florida Department of Health Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Program, he led a statewide healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention collaborative composed of over 20 acute and long term care facilities to achieve reductions in device related infections and device utilization.  

In the acute care setting as an Infection Preventionist (IP), he has participated in several committees centered on patient safety initiatives and served as the infection prevention advisor for the initial implementation of the Agency for Health Research and Quality Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program. Additionally, he chaired a disinfection task force responsible for process improvement involving disinfection of non and semi-critical patient care equipment.

Chaz remains involved in public health infection prevention initiatives as an advisory board member for the Florida Department of Health HAI Prevention Program. Additionally he supports organizations advancing the field of Infection Prevention through membership with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and also the Florida Professionals in Infection Control (FPIC) organization, of which he has served as a board member and currently president. 

Chaz has published in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured at the state and national level. He is a fellow for the inaugural 2014-2015 class of the Health Research & Educational Trust Project Protect: Infection Prevention Fellowship centered on CAUTI prevention and in 2016 at the national APIC Conference, received an APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention Award for his work in CAUTI prevention in the acute care setting. He is passionate about patient safety, leadership, advancing the field of infection prevention, and advocating for epidemiologists as equally capable candidates for IP positions.

To learn more about Mr. Rhone and his services please email him at or
call him at 727.786.3032.