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Krista Hughes, President, Hughes Advocacy


I am the CEO of Hughes Advocacy, a private patient advocacy firm that helps patients and their families navigate the health care system and get the best medical care possible. Understanding that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., I founded Hughes Advocacy to educate patients, help reduce the incidence of medical errors, and assist others as they navigate the complexities of the healthcare system.  I personally have been affected by a preventable Medical Error.


On behalf of the White House Office of American Innovation, Hughes Advocacy has been invited to attend the Blue Button 2.0 Developers Conference at the White House.  It is an honor and privilege to be part of the discussion on improving patient care!  She will also be attending the Hospital Quality Star Rating System hosted by CMS in Baltimore, MD


I have over 20 years of experience working in the medical industry for Fortune 500 Companies like Cardinal Health.   She has also worked for CareFusion, C.R. Bard, and Karl Storz.  Prior to founding Hughes Advocacy, I worked as a medical device representative in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle. My primary focus has been in the operating room where I was exposed to various clinical situations and patient needs. This knowledge and awareness now influence my efforts to support others in healthcare matters.  


I am a graduate of Auburn University and the University of Alabama in which I earned a degree in Communicative Disorders.  My company, Hughes Advocacy, is based in Birmingham, Alabama.


I am a Board Certified Patient Advocate through the Patient Advocate Certification Board.   Hughes Advocacy is a member of both The Alliance of Professional Health Advocate and National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants.  A background check is available upon request.  Moreover, you can compare my credentials with the patient advocate board certification standards


My goal is to be your voice and put you back at the center of your healthcare!  This is done through education and empowerment which gives hope to the clients that I serve.


2 Corinthians 5:7


Hughes Advocacy was invited to the White House to attend the Blue Button 2.0 Developers Conference on behalf of the White House Office of American Innovation.  It was an honor and privilege to be part of the discussion on improving patient care!


Organizational Involvement

  • Board Certified Patient Advocate - BCPS

  • The Women's Network

  • Patient Safety Movement - Committed Partner

  • Greater National Advocate Organization - The Greater Southeast Advocate Division

  • 2017 Emerging Leader, The Women's Network

  • Alliance of Professional Healthcare Advocates 

  • National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants

  • Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce Member

  • Board Member of the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce

  • Speaker for CampaignZERO

  • MGMA Member

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