Category Archive: Patient Safety

Patient Advocate–Pat Mastors

Empowered Through Loss Creating A Patient Advocate Pat Mastors’, patient advocate, “medical awakening” came with the tragic loss of her father. “My father, an otherwise healthy 76-year-old, fell down stairs at home and… Continue reading

Sea-to-Sea: METAvivor and Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

“…the biggest problem in the breast cancer business, and make no mistake, it is big business, is the fact that we’ve done nothing to change the death rate. NOTHING.” ~AnneMarie Ciccarella  No Change… Continue reading

The Change We Need: Avoiding Harm in Hospitals

I first posted this on OccupyHealthcare September 10,2012. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently published a substantial report on the healthcare system in the US.  According to the report, in the US 1/3 of patients are… Continue reading

Patient Safety: Costs in Healthcare

For many years my mother worked part-time in a hospital in North Carolina in quality.  In researching cost and quality issues, she found that a significant amount of money and time was spent… Continue reading