Patient Stories

We hear from those who have been harmed and families who have lost loved ones and publish their stories as a reminder that there are real people behind the statistics, whose lives have been changed forever by preventable medical harm.

It is often cathartic and brings healing to those who write the stories knowing that by sharing their experience they may educate minds, inspire action, and spark lasting change.

23A Early Detection and Treatment of Sepsis, 8A Post-Operative Delirium in Older Adults
It all started in the fall of 2017. Pat, though she was not a fitness freak, had always been an avid aerobic exerciser.  She practically wore out three stationary exercise...
1 Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care, 2C Person and Family Engagement
When Medical Harm Occurs, ‘Do the Right Thing’ A story of how a determined patient, a dedicated physician and a health system committed to open, honest communication worked together to make...
1 Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care, 2C Person and Family Engagement
In loving memory of Michael Seres, 1969-2020 Michael was diagnosed with the incurable bowel condition known as Crohn’s Disease as a 12-year-old. Having had over 25 surgeries Michael was left with...
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22 Healthcare-Associated Infections, 2C Person and Family Engagement
1 Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care, 2 Person and Family Centeredness, 2C Person and Family Engagement
7 Mental Health
11 Airway Safety, 12 Respiratory Management
1 Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care
25 Falls and Mobility, 25B Falls, 1 Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care, 2 Person and Family Centeredness
1 Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care, 21A Medication Errors, 22 Healthcare-Associated Infections, 9A Monitoring for Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression, 15A Transfusion Safety
22 Healthcare-Associated Infections
1 Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care, 4A Hand-Off Communications
7 Mental Health, 7C Collaborative Care Planning in Mental Health, 1 Creating a Foundation for Safe and Reliable Care

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