NEVER (NorthEast Voices for Error Reduction) is made up of member patient safety and advocacy organizations located throughout the northeast. The mission of NorthEast Voices for Error Reduction (NEVER) is the empowerment of patients and the elimination of healthcare harm by: advocating for patient interests in healthcare delivery; educating the public, the media, elected officials about patient safety, working toward a transparent and accountable healthcare system.
State Disclosure Reports
- NH Healthcare-Associated Infections 2011 Source: NH Department of Health and Human Services (Friday March 1, 2013)
- NH Healthcare-Associated Infections 2009 Report
Consumers Union Documents
- Letter to FDA from consumer groups with recommendations for medical device
Consumer Groups preliminary MDUFA suggestions to improve the agency’s performance in terms of ensuring that consumers have access to safe and effective medical devices, and to guarantee the scientific integrity of the safety review process.
- State Hospital Infection Public Reporting Laws
Summary of state laws hospital infection reporting laws.
- Consumer voices to be heard at national hospital infection meeting
Meet the eleven consumer advocates who will be attending a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)hospital infection meeting this week.
- Survey finds close ties between drug companies and patient groups
The New Scientist’s recent survey describes how some patient groups get substantial funding from drug companies.
- Hospital's Drug Diversion Nightmare Spawns Multiple Infections Source: HealthLeaders Media (Thursday June 28, 2012)
New Hampshire patients infected with Hepatitis C linked to healthcare worker drug use on the job.
- State: Hospital worker abusing drugs likely cause of hepatitis C outbreak Source: Seacoast Online (Wednesday June 13, 2012)
An New Hampshire hospital employee abusing drugs is likely the cause of the hepatitis C outbreak that has now grown to 20 individuals, according to state health officials.
- Patient Safety Advocates Start New England Watchdog Group Source: CT Health I-Team (Tuesday November 22, 2011)
New England patient safety activists form New England Voices For Error Reduction (NEVER), a group that aims to work regionally for safe health care.
- Tracking infections helps save lives Source: Concord Monitor (Sunday October 30, 2011)
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.
- Patient advocacy group aims to educate Source: Littleton Courier (Friday May 20, 2011)
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.
- New site lets employers put health care out to bid Source: Associated Press (Sunday March 27, 2011)
Lori Nerbonne of NH Patient Voices: Patients need detailed data on quality and outcomes as well as cost to make informed health care decisions.
- Do expensive buildings improve health care? Source: Concord Monitor (Thursday March 3, 2011)
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.
- Midwife gives up license Source: Concord Monitor (Sunday January 2, 2010)
A NH midwife is giving up her license because of allegations/complaints by hospitals to state council; patients sue.
- NH patient advocacy group becoming a nonprofit Source: AP (Monday September 6, 2010)
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.
- NH: State releases first hospital infection report Source: Union Leader (Tuesday August 17, 2010)
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.