Karen Vallejo

System Director Infection Prevention
Christus Healthcare
Karen Vallejo is the System Director of Infection Prevention and Control at CHRISTUS Health in Irving, Texas. Karen has over 30 years of healthcare experience based on the foundation of a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a focus on Infection Prevention and Control. Karen has been certified in infection prevention and control for over 20 years along with a background in healthcare quality, risk management, patient safety, performance improvement and employee health. She trained and worked most of her career in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas and has partnered with the Healthcare Informatics team on many initiatives. Karen is married to a pediatric infectious disease physician who practices at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and they have two sons

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