Patient Advocate

Deahna Visscher is a mother that lost her infant son, Grant Lars Visscher when he was 11 days old due to an avoidable medical error.  Since his death in 2008 she has been on a quest to find a solution to prevent others from experiencing the loss that she was due to a misplaced feeding tube.  Through this journey, she has become a parent partner on the Patient Safety Committee at the hospital that he died at and has also become a member of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) sub-committee NOVEL (seeking New Opportunities for Verification of Enteral tube Location).