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#uniteforsafecare Virtual Event

September 17 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Virtual Event


September 17
5:00 pm EDT
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Free YouTube Live Event

On World Patient Safety Day, September 17th, 2020, 6,821 people tuned into the virtual event with their friends and families (with physical distancing and masks) to learn about how they could protect themselves as a patient, and serve as an advocate for their loved ones receiving medical care. The event recording lives on YouTube so you if you missed it or want to tune back in, click on the link below. 


President Bill Clinton
Founder and Chairman of the Board, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc
Director General, World Health Organization
Belinda Carlisle
Grammy Nominated Musical Artist
Dariush Eghbali
Iranian Artist & Humanitarian, Founder of Ayeneh Foundation

Speakers addressed the following themes and questions:

  • what are medical errors
  • history of patient and health worker safety
  • what a culture of safety means 
  • tips patients should know to keep themselves safe in the hospital
  • why we need patient safety legislation
  • perspectives from hospital CEOs on unsafe care
  • testimonials from health workers about COVID-19
  • mental health of health workers and burnout rates
  • address disparities in healthcare
  • memorial and tribute to those we’ve tragically lost
  • celebration of survivors of medical harm
  • and, why our speakers care about making health care safe for all, and why you should too!


Mary Dale Peterson, MD, MSHCA, FACHE, FASA
President, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


Joe Kiani
Founder, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chairman & CEO of Masimo
Jake Lyon
Live Commentator, Overwatch League
Ariana Longley, MPH
Chief Operating Officer, Patient Safety Movement Foundation
David B. Mayer, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Patient Safety Movement Foundation and Executive Director, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety
Monica McDade
Campaign Director of #uniteforsafecare, Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Donna Prosser, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, BCPA
Chief Clinical Officer, Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA
Chairman, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Baylor University Medical Center, and President of Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
Nikki Silvestri
Founder and CEO, Soul and Shadow


Gloria Arellanes
Tongva Elder, First Nation of the Los Angeles Basin
Leah Binder, MA, MGA
President & CEO, The Leapfrog Group
Barbara Boxer
United States Senator
Jeff Brady, MD, MPH
Director, AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Steve Burrows
Writer/Director, HBO's BLEED OUT
Alicia Cole
Consultant, Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Zubin Damania, MD (AKA ZDoggMD)
Founder, Turntable Health
Dick Durbin, JD
47th U.S. Senator of Illinois
Maria Fava
Corporate Events Manager, A.J Fava Produce Company
Karen Feinstein, PhD, MSW
President and Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Jack Gentry
Patient Advocate
Mauricio Gonzalez Arias, MD
Board Certified Internist and Emergency Medicine Senior Resident in New York City
Helen Haskell, MA
Founder, Mothers Against Medical Error
Martin J. Hatlie, JD
Co-Director, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety
Charles Holland, AM, MJ
President and Chief Executive Officer , St. Bernard Hospital
Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt, MP
Former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care, United Kingdom
John James, PhD
Patient Advocate
Edwin Loftin, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
SVP Integrated and Acute Care Services/ Chief Nursing Officer, Parrish Medical Center
Tim McDonald, MD, JD
Chief Patient Safety and Risk Officer, RL Datix
Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, MD, DPH
President, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
Najmedin Meshkati, PhD, MS
Professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California
Charlie Miceli, CPM
Chief Supply Chain Officer, Network Vice President, University of Vermont Health Network; Band Leader for Mckenna Lee and the Microfixers
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine
Christine Pontus, MS, RN, COHN-S
Associate Director of Health & Safety in the division of Nursing, Massachusetts Nurses Association
Raj Ratwani, PhD
Director, MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare
Brandon “Stix” Salaam-Bailey
American Rapper, Record Producer, Songwriter, and Entrepreneur.
Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu, MS, MD, PhD
Superintendent, Taichung Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan
Nikki Silvestri
Founder and CEO, Soul and Shadow
Anthony Staines, Ph.D
Patient Safety Program Director, Fédération des hôpitaux vaudois, Switzerland
Robyn Symon
Two-time Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker
Daria Terrell, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon and Medical Director of Clinical Programming and Health Outcomes, St. Bernard Hospital
Vonda Vaden Bates
CEO, 10th Dot
Manvir Victor
Chairman, Patient Safety Malaysia
Sheldon Whitehouse, JD
United States Senator for Rhode Island
Ronald Wyatt MD, MHA
Vice-President and Patient Safety Officer, MCIC Vermont
Todd Young, JD, MBA
United States Senator from Indiana


Belinda Carlisle
Grammy Nominated Musical Artist
The Driveway Divas
Group of Musical Performers
Dariush Eghbali
Iranian Artist & Humanitarian, Founder of Ayeneh Foundation
Sierra Mercier
Gold Medalist Figure Skater
Lauren Miller
Musical Artist
Michael Stillwater
Award-winning songwriter, recording artist and filmmaker
Dana Point Symphony
Musical Artists
Damiana Villa
Musical Artist


Lauren Rayner, MBA
Chief Development Officer, Patient Safety Movement Foundation