Friday, October 23, 2009

Patient Safety Advocate Featured on Tonight's 20/20

Patient Safety Advocate, Alicia Cole, is featured on ABC's 20/20 tonight. Don't miss it -- she has an important story to tell:

Dear Fellow Advocates,

My story will be highlighted in the upcoming 20/20 show featuring the much anticipated new book 'SuperFreakonomics': Challenging Conventional Wisdom' There is a chapter in the book addressing hospital infections. Please be sure to watch if you can!

ABC 20/20
Friday, Oct 23, 2009 10:00 PM
Hand Washing Rate Low Among Doctors
Actress Nearly Died From 'Flesh-Eating Disease;' 'SuperFreakonomics' Authors Say Hospital Infections Are Preventable
When you are very sick, you go to the hospital to get better. But what if the hospital you choose actually makes you sicker, or even kills you?

Go to for a preview!

** I would love it if some of you would share your experiences in the comment section on the ABC website. People who come to the site and read the article need to know this is happening ALL OVER and everyone who gets an infection is not 'sick' - Many people are being infected following routine procedures due to carelessness.

Thank you very much....Alicia

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Our friends at IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) are looking for your input....

Don Berwick and Tom Nolan are asking for your input on how to design a low-cost, high-quality health care system for the future. To learn more, submit your ideas and stories, and engage in a conversation about health system transformation, click here.


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