Monthly Archives: May 2016

Oregon Hospital Admits Fault, But Won’t Cover All Bills — Fight Between “Legal” and “Right”

As a baby, Tyson Horton needed surgery to remove a cancerous mass, however, the surgeon at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) was negligent during the operation and Tyson nearly died. The hospital disclosed and admitted the error. Unfortunately, due to … Continue reading

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Nominations due this Friday. FREE/Sponsored Sorry Works! Tool Kit for May — Who Should Win?

Recently a patient safety advocate purchased/sponsored one FREE Sorry Works! Tool Kit per month for the next year, and asked us to donate the Kit to anyone we wish. In March and April we awarded the Tool Kit to hospital … Continue reading

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Hospital CEO Apologizes, Discusses Changes in Response to Lawsuit

So often when the media reports about a lawsuit filed against a hospital or nursing home, the PI attorney will share his or her story in great detail, and, in response, the healthcare organization will say “No comment,” or they … Continue reading

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FREE/Sponsored Sorry Works! Tool Kit for May — Who Should Win? Nominations Due Friday, May 27th

Recently a patient safety advocate purchased/sponsored one FREE Sorry Works! Tool Kit per month for the next year, and asked us to donate the Kit to anyone we wish. In March and April we awarded the Tool Kit to hospital … Continue reading

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NPDB Inhibiting Reduction of Medical Errors? Video from Disclosure Documentary

The recently released Johns Hopkins study showing that medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US makes it critical to explore solutions. Most agree that dealing in the open with errors – often termed disclosure and apology … Continue reading

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Babies Mixed Up; Front-Line Staff Botches Communication with Parents

Well-known author Karin Tanabe recently delivered a healthy baby girl in Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC — and then the hospital gave her baby to another mother and the front-line staff did not know how to handle the situation. … Continue reading

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