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  • Delay In Results May Have Led To Baby's Death
    Source: KMGH Denver (Sunday November 13, 2011)

    Couple believes their newborn died from a hospital’s delay in test results.

  • Survivor of hospital-acquired infection sounds a call for reform
    Source: San Jose Mercury News (Wednesday August 31, 2011)

    Hospital infection survivor and “numerator,” Kerry O’Connell describes the emotional and physical impact of hospital infection on patients and calls for more empathy and honesty from our health care providers.

  • Patty Skolnik's patient safety advocacy makes an impact
    Source: Think About It Colorado (Tuesday July 5, 2011)

    Patty Skolnik, founder of Citizens for Patient Safety, shared her personal story about the death of her son Michael to an audience of medical professionals, leaving a lasting impact. To learn more about Citizens for Patient Safety, including its upcoming workshops and seminars and Michael’s story, please visit their website at

  • Denver Hospital Sets the Bar for Patient Safety
    Source: PBS (Thursday June 30, 2011)

    “[t]his safety net hospital for the poor and uninsured now has the lowest mortality rate of any academic medical center in the country.”

  • Glenwood case led to national recall
    Source: Glenwood Springs Post Independent (Thursday March 10, 2011)

    Local boy who’s battling leukemia contracted bacterial infection from tainted alcohol wipes recalled by the FDA two months later.

  • A fight for medical transparency
    Source: (Wednesday March 9, 5)

    The parents of a 22-year-old Centennial man who died after having brain surgery that was not necessary are working to improve the medical industry.

  • Colo. hospital blew whistle on contaminated wipes
    Source: (Monday March 7, 2011)

    Spate of serious infections caused by rare bacteria sparked massive recall, investigation

  • Video: Medical transparency
    Source: 9News (Wednesday March 9, 5)

    Patty Snolnik teaches patient advocacy courses to educate consumers about how to engage with their medical team and avoid harm.

  • Download event flyerFree Workshop in Denver March 5, 2011: Finding Your Way Through a Safe Healthcare Journey

    Free Workshop by Patty Skolnik, Founder and Director, Citizens for Patient Safety. Must RSVP. For more information contact Breanna Sakis (

  • Dollars for Docs Sparks Policy Rewrite at Colorado Teaching Hospitals
    Source: ProPublica (Wednesday January 19, 2011)

    The University of Colorado Denver and its affiliated teaching hospitals have launched an overhaul of conflict of interest policies after a ProPublica database revealed extensive ties between its faculty and pharmaceutical companies.