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Copley Infection Preventionist Jodie Legacy, RN Honored as Copley’s Team Hero

November 4, 2019

Congratulations to Jodie Legacy, RN on being named Copley’s Team Hero.
Pictured with Jodie (center) are Copley President & CEO Joe Woodin and Jennifer Holton-Clapp, RN, MS, CPHQ
Director of Quality & Informatics

Copley President and CEO Joe Woodin took pleasure in presenting Infection Preventionist/Quality Specialist Jodie Legacy, RN, with the Copley Team Hero Award.  Legacy was nominated by Dean Mudgett, Director of Donor and Community Relations, for her enthusiasm, positive outlook, and unflagging focus on effecting positive changes around the hospital. “Whatever the goal – be it implementing a policy change or new initiative, to her ongoing effort to boost our hand hygiene performance, Jodie jumps into everything with an upbeat spirit and ‘let’s do this!’ attitude that is – dare I say – infectious,” said Mudgett.  The Copley Team Hero award recognizes employees who exemplify the hospital’s values of community, respect and compassion, service excellence and life-long learning.

Jodie is an educator by nature and caregiver at heart.  Since arriving at Copley in April 2018, she has taken on a number of initiatives to improve quality outcomes while implementing programs that focus on infection prevention.  One example is how she has taken Copley’s hand hygiene standards to a higher level by providing regular, hands-on education to all staff.  In May, Legacy completed a Highly Infectious Disease training offered through the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). The program teaches healthcare professionals how to properly care for patients with highly infectious diseases like Ebola.  More recently, she has spearheaded training to front line employees on how to use a respirator in the event of a biological agent “airborne” precaution, chemical spills, etc.

Jodie resides in Morrisville with her son.  Her motto, “movement is medicine”, is testament to who she is and what she enjoys doing.  Her outdoor favorite activities include hiking (which has taken her to the summit of all but one of Vermont’s highest peaks), running, and snowboarding.  Other activities include yoga (Jodie is a popular yoga instructor who has been teaching for the past two and half years), karate and cooking.

There is much to be said for someone who can bring Jodie’s level of energy and goodwill to the often challenging work at hand.  On behalf of the entire team Copley family, thank you Jodie for the difference you make every day to the staff and our community.