Our Mission is to educate and empower patients to be proactive with their health, not reactive. By providing patients with resources, we help them make informed medical decisions that enhance their lives, ensuring they receive the best patient experience, safety, and quality of care that they need and deserve. Our goal is to be your voice and put you back at the center of your care.

Did You Know...

  • Up to 80 percent of serious medical errors can be attributed to miscommunication. 

  • Preventable medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.

  • Medication errors harm 1.5 million people annually.

  • 40% of all recommended surgeries are unnecessary? 

  • Hospitals with low Medicare ratings have higher rates of death? 

  • 13,150 people die from preventable causes in hospitals every day

  • 88% of second opinions are different

  • 22 people a minute are misdiagnosed

  • 1 in 3 Patients Needlessly Suffer or Die from Preventable "Adverse Events.

 

 

Below are the Most Common Medical Errors:

 

  • A Missed or Delayed Diagnosis::

       This occurs when a doctor fails to identify a medical condition at the time they're presented with it. Or does not              diagnose a patient within a reasonable amount of time.  12 million US adults experience a diagnostic error every          year, 10 -20 % are patients with severe health conditions, 44% are some cancer misdiagnosis, and 33% suffer              severe damage or death with misdiagnosed in their primary care setting.

  • Medication Errors:

       Any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the                        medication is in the healthcare professional's control. Medication errors affect 1.5 million people each year.

  • Hospital-Acquired Infection:

       This is a risk of almost any hospital stay or medical procedure. 

NEVER EVENTS

Below are what I like to call "NEVER' events....they should "never" happen to you while you are in the hospital.  A Board Certified Patient Advocate can educate you and your loved ones in hopes that they 'NEVER' happen to you!  Click on each below to learn more.

 

  • MRSA                                                                               

  • C diff.                                                            

  • Staph 

  • Medication Mix-ups                                                        

  • Urinary Tract Infection                                

  • Falls 

  • Bedsores                                                                        

  • Blood Infection                                           

  • Blood Clots 

  • Sepsis                                                                              

  • Pneumonia

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The longer you wait, the more it may cost.
The sooner you start, the better your chances for success." - Advoconnection

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