New England patient safety activists form New England Voices For Error Reduction (NEVER), a group that aims to work regionally for safe health care.
Op-ed written by Lori Nerbonne of New Hampshire Patient Voices. New Hampshire House Bill 602 would require ambulatory surgical centers to pay a fee to help finance the NH hospital infection reporting program, just like hospitals do. But recent amendments put the state reporting program in danger.
Lori Nerbonne and Kelly Grasso started advocating for reporting of hospital aquired infections and medical errors after their mother ultimately died of a series of medical errors, including hospital infections. They have since started a non-profit advocacy group called New Hampshire Patient Voices.
Lori Nerbonne of NH Patient Voices: Patients need detailed data on quality and outcomes as well as cost to make informed health care decisions.
Patient safety advocate Lori Nerbonne argues that the $1billion spent on new hospital buildings in New Hampshire since 2000 has not resulted in better quality care.
A NH midwife is giving up her license because of allegations/complaints by hospitals to state council; patients sue.
Article by Marshall Allen after attending Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project 2010 summit.
Patient safety advocate Lori Nerbonne and her sister Kelly Grasso have been working to make hospitals safer in New Hampshire and have now officially become and non-profit and launched a website: http://www.nhpatientvoices.org.
The long overdue report is in response to a 2006 state law requiring reporting of central line bloodstream infections. and infections acquired after heart, colon and knee surgeries. A separate report details influenza vaccination rates among hospital staff.
New Hampshire released the first report on health care associated infections. The law was passed in 2006 and results have finally been published.
Are hospital CEOs getting paid too much? Catholic Medical Center's President made over 1.3 million.
Southern NH Medical Center Nurse Sentenced for stealing narcotics & replacing them with saline
Wentworth Douglas Hospital Faces Lawsuit over Smearing Lab Director
Wentworth Douglas Hospital's Laboratory on probation
This survey was created for patients who have experienced medical harm, their loved ones and their advocates. This survey was created by the Empowered Patient Coalition and we have jointly published this survey on our websites. This survey is designed to answer questions that are important to patients. This is a way for patients to report their experience as they have lived it, and to know that their report will be counted.The Empowered Patient Coalition will be entering the events annonymously on a map so you can see your error and others in your state by clciking on the map.
Preventing harm will save money
If the New Hampshire Hospital Association has its way, the euphemistically named New Hampshire Health Care Quality Assurance Commission will continue operating without accountability to the public, in closed and secretive sessions and with only hospital and human services representation. That's a dangerous problem for consumers of health care and for patient safety.
New Hampshire ranks fourth in the nation for deadly methadone overdoses, and health professionals and law enforcement are battling to keep it and other prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.
NH plans to make medical errors and hospital infection information available to the public but does not have a date that they will be available. A very compelling video of medical error victim is also on this page.
Federal grant to start program
Lori Nerbonne, co-founder of New Hampshire Patient Voices, writes: "New Hampshire government, consumers and employers could reap a windfall in savings if they formed a collaborative that focused on health care quality and costs in New Hampshire."
Letter to the editor on health care reform by patient safety activist Michael Bennett, President of the Coalition for Patients' Rights.
Letter to Editor from Lori Nerbonne thanking lawmakers for passing hospital infection and error reporting legislation.
Keene State field hockey player Erin Dallas developed a post-surgical infection following an ACL operation last December. Since that time, Dallas has been hospitalized and has had multiple operations.
Lori Nerbonne of New Hampshire Patient Voices writes in support of a bill for funding hospital infection rate reporting and an adverse event reporting bill, which will require hospitals to report serious, completely preventable errors to the state.
A couple whose day-old baby was given to the wrong mother to nurse in a hospital is demanding answers about how it happened.
Legislators are considering passing a law requiring New Hampshire's 26 hospitals to publicly report their "never events" to the state.
Unlike 27 other states, New Hampshire does not require hospitals to report serious, preventable medical errors to the state, to the patient or to the family left behind if the patient dies as a result of the mistake.
New Hampshire hospitals are expected to start reporting hospital-acquired infections to the state as soon as possible after several news stories revealed they are not abiding by a two-year-old law requiring them to do so.
Former House member Leo Pepino of Manchester vowed to eliminate hospital-acquired infections in New Hampshire after his wife battled three different cancers over the years, only to be further burdened by infections she picked up while hospitalized.
New Hampshire is among two dozen states now considering legislation to require hospital infection reporting.
The New Hampshire House passed a bill that would make hospitals report statistics about infections that patients contract while being treated.
Users of WhyNotTheBest.org can now search for and compare data for nearly 1,000 hospitals on the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs)—one of the most lethal hospital-acquired complications. The data show wide variation in CLABSI incidence, in spite of strong evidence on how to prevent them. The updated data is made possible through a partnership among The Commonwealth Fund, The Leapfrog Group, and Consumers Union.
Plans about what the states are supposed to be doing to eliminate hospital acquired infections.
Link to map that highlights antimicrobial resistance issues at the state level.
Mission: To advocate for urgent improvements in patient safety and in gaining access to hospital quality data that will allow NH health care consumers to make informed decisions when selecting hospitals and treatment providers. We also raise awareness for and educate healthcare consumers about patient safety, infection & error prevention, and patients' rights.
Follow current bills concerning patient safety & patients rights in New Hampshire. Click on "quick search" under legislation and enter any of these bill numbers: HB 582 (adverse events)/HB 433 (funding for hospital infection reporting law)/HB 408 (relating to the duties of the Board of Medicine/ HB 572 (making pre-trial screening panels in med. malpractice cases optional)/HB 580 (relating to health info. & patients rights)/HB 438 (admission of medical bills as evidence)http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/ie/
Lori ~ I do have a personal story that is quite lengthy. More importantly, I would like to send you a copy of the email I am sending to Rep. Batula if you wouldn't mind providing me your email address. Thank you. I hope we have an opportunity to meet and discuss this important work you are doing!http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XI/151/151-33.htm
Diana, Send me an e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you. Best, Lori
NH Patient Voices website was launched on September 10th, 2010. Please visit us @ www.nhpatientvoices.orghttp://www.nhpatientvoices.org
Nashua, NH Hospital Gave a New Mother the Wrong Baby-RE-Edited with More NEW Info and Documentation How many more Parent's in the Nashua, NH area have been given the wrong baby's? How many Parent's are raising children that aren't their's due to this Nashua Hospital's Negligence? New Info: Neither of the babies were wearing any bracelet's or security alarms.http://unhappygrammy-grandparentsblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/nashua-nh-hospital-gave-new-mother.html