Staff Spotlight: Hongxia (Helen) Tong

Hongxia (Helen) Tong

Hongxia (Helen) Tong is Infection Prevention and Control Nurse at our Comprehensive Care Center. She has been with LVMC since July 2007.

What is your favorite part about your job?

My favorite part of being a nurse is that I have a desire to care for the patients/residents and make a difference in their lives.

What do you wish people knew about your job?

As an Infection Prevention and Control nurse, I am responsible for the prevention, investigation, monitoring, and reporting of infectious diseases. My job also includes patient and staff education on infection prevention and control. 

According to CDC, although significant progress has been made in preventing healthcare-associated infection, there is much more work to be done.

I would like to encourage everyone to adhere to proper hand hygiene practices to reduce both infections and the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

What is your favorite quote?

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” - Helen Keller.