Stacie Benedek RN, BSN, CIC Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Phone: (858)752-9546
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Infectious Diseases and Nurse

Specialty Focus:

surgical site infection, prosthetic joint infection, urinary tract infection, infection control, hospital acquired infection, pneumonia, bacteremia, epidemiology, sepsis, medical devise associated infection, outbreak, MRSA, VRE, Clostridium difficile, COVID-19

Education:

BS Biology, South Dakota State University; BS Nursing, South Dakota State University

Years in Practice:

18

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

1

Additional Information

I am practicing as a Systemwide Infection Control Coordinator for Scripps Health in San Diego, CA which includes 5 acute care hospitals. I have 10+ years of experience in Infection Prevention and Control and Epidemiology as well as 8 years of experience as a bedside RN in the ICU and PACU. I am certified in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) credentialed by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. I have extensive experience in the evaluation of patients who develop hospital associated infections including surgical site infections, blood stream infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, MRSA, VRE, and Clostridium difficile. My job requires extensive operational, personnel, safety, nursing, and patient care expertise in multiple complex departments within the healthcare setting. I am detail oriented. I have the ability to breakdown complex medical conditions/terminology and make them understandable. Case worked on: Washington Post: “Sewage and Water Leaks in Hospital Operating Rooms Cited in Lawsuit over Patient’s Death” Feedback from last attorney worked for: “I cannot thank you enough for all of your work in this case! Your assistance and teaching the medicine and system failings to me were invaluable! You also did an amazing job at deposition!”