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Jean Rexford

In Connecticut we worked with Jean Rexford of the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety and individual activists who testified at public hearings and citizen activists who wrote their legislators to push for the passage of SB 160, making hospital infection rates public. Ms. Rexford is the Executive Director of both Connecticut Patients Rights (CPR) and the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety. Both groups advocate greater health consumer awareness of the risks inherent in the current health care system. The Connecticut Center for Patient Safety seeks to educate health care consumers and medical professionals about the latest efforts to increase safety measures within health care settings. The Center also acts to represent health consumer interests within other organizations focused on health care issues.