Vonda Vaden Bates
Patient Advocate for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
CEO, 10th Dot
Vonda Vaden Bates added patient safety to her speaking topics and consultancy focus after extensively researching how her husband, Yogiraj Charles Bates, died from the most common preventable cause of hospital death, HA-VTE (Hospital Associated-Venous Thromboembolism.) Stalled attempts to engage the hospital redirected Vonda’s attention to patient safety everywhere. Aiming to avoid similar outcomes for other patients and providers, she compassionately sheds light on the impact opaque hospital cultures have upon grieving families. Advocating every player in the care arena, Vonda brings 20+ years of professional success to influence advancements in patient safety. She is the Sr. Trainer and Facilitator for 10th Dot Transformations®.