Alicia Cole has also become an expert in hospital acquired infections after battling her own for years. She formed Alliance for Safety Awareness for Patients and many people get support and information from her organization.
And of course Trisha Torey from Every Patient’s Advocate has helped to keep many of us connected.
Many of us keep blogs such as Ken Farberstein who encourages story telling.
Some have written books such as;
Bart Windrum who wrote Notes From the Waiting Room.
Or Jari Holland Buck who wrote the Hospital Stay Handbook.
Dr. Cari Oliver wrote The Cautious Patient (and underwrote much of the meeting).
Patty Skolnik started Citizens for Patient Safety in Colorado travels the country lobbying for all our safety following the death of her only child, Michael. We can all learn something from her professionalism in this field.
Lori Nerbonne founded New Hampshire Patient Voices after numerous flaws in the healthcare system killed her mother.
I didn’t get to spend nearly enough time with my friend Kathy Clark of Servant Lawyership.
I was so happy to finally meet Dianne Parker who has shared her husband’s story about his untimely death from a hospital acquired infection.
It's always good to see Cathy Reuter from Surgicalfire.org.
It was actually the first time all PULSE representatives were together, Doug Hall from Florida and Jennifer Dingman, Colorado and myself.
|Doug Hall, Ilene Corina and Jeni Dingman|