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.

20 Neonatal Safety
Sanjeev and Ekta Neupane were doing very well in their careers in Dhapasi, Nepal and the timing just felt right to start their family. When Ekta became pregnant, they were...
13B Venous Thromboembolism, 2C Person and Family Engagement
In 2015, our family nightmare began when my daughter, Shalynne, showed up at the hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. My eldest daughter, Shalynne, decided to move out to Las Vegas to...
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...
All Patient Stories
20 Neonatal Safety
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

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