Medical Reporter Liz Kowalcyzk & Chief Medical Officer, Allan Frankl Making a Difference for Patient Safety!

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Liz Kowalcyzk, a Medical and Healthcare Reporter for the Boston Globe, wrote recently,  “Massachusetts acute-care hospitals reported 753 serious medical errors and other patient injuries last year, a 70 percent annual jump that health officials attributed mostly to expanded definitions of what constitutes medical harm” in her recent article ‘Area hospitals’ mistakes list widens’. “Do I think […]

“Nurse Overload” Article Breaking All Blogging Records! Now Watch video of 1 Nursing Minute!

The article Doug Hall and I wrote “Nurse Overload:  The Risks to Employee and Patient” is getting LOTS of ‘hits’ and comments.  Docs, Patient Advocates, and Nurses are commenting in various places in the social media realm.  Thank you all for watching and sharing.  One of my dreams is to build a bridge between consumers […]

Open Letter to The Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging re: 7/14 Hearing on Patient Safety: “More than 1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day is Too Many”!

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Dear Senator Sanders and Members of the Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, I am writing to you and the esteemed panel of experts who testified on July 17th, 2014 at the hearing:  More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day Is Too Many: The Need to Improve Patient Safety as a nurse with over 25 years […]

An ‘Out-of-the-Box’ Plan that Would Help Nurse Staffing: Is this a Practical Idea or Too Crazy?

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What if EVERYONE who works in a hospital or nursing home, (Excluding anyone physically limited) is required to take a 6-8 week Nurse Assistant course?    The CEO or Nursing Home Administrator giving someone a shower or helping change a combative patient who has been incontinent?  A doctor, are you kidding? People laugh and roll […]