- Hospital Infections Report: Vague But Useful?
Patient safety activist from Colorado, Kerry O’Connell, who sits on the state’s hospital infection advisory committee, discusses Colorado’s hospital infection report with CPR.
- Information about doctors is readily available in other states Source: Post-Dispatch (Tuesday December 14, 2010)
Colorado’s Division of Registrations website gives patients information about a disciplined doctor who is practicing in another state.
- Colorado transparency unique Source: Las Vegas Sun (Sunday September 19, 2010)
As a result of the Skolnik Act, Colorado posts on its website malpractice and discipline information.
- The Children’s Hospital Hosted Workshop on Patient Safety Advocacy Source: The Denver Post (Wednesday June 9, 2010)
Patty Skolnik of Citizens for Patient Safety leads hospital workshop on patient safety education.
- New medical law gives patients more information (Video) Source: 9NEWS.com (Wednesday June 9, 10)
New Colorado law shines the light on medical professionals’ backgrounds.
- New Law Means Better Info For Patients (Video) Source: CBS4 (Saturday June 4, 11)
Patient advocate Patty Skolnik successfully advocated for a new law that expands Colorado’s physician database to include more health care providers, making it easier for the public to access background information about their health care provider.
- Intriguing people for March 1, 2010: Patty Skolnik Source: CNN (Monday March 1, 2010)
Patty Skolnik, Founder of Citizens for Patient Safety, makes CNN’s “Intriguing people” feature. Patty was a speaker on CU’s consumer panel on medical harm at our “To Err Is Human, To Delay Is Deadly” forum in DC. She is a lead advocate in Colorado and nationally on patient safety and doctor accountability issues.
- In son's memory, a mom's fight for medical transparency continues Source: KDVR (Thursday February 11, 2010)
KDVR (February 11, 2010)
- Annual Hope Award Winner-Patty Skolnik
Medically Injured Trauma Support Services (MITSS) honors Patty Skolnik for her work on patients safety through the organization she founded- Colorado Citizens for Accountability.
- Colo. Nurse Faces More Pain Pill Charges Source: KMGH Denver (Wednesday July 8, 2009)
KMGH Denver (July 8, 2009)