Continued support for patient safety advocacy and education efforts on Long Island.
New York, NY, August 18, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Patient safety advocacy and education group PULSE of NY is pleased to announce that the North Shore-LIJ Health System has committed to another year of funding for the Patient Safety Advisory Council (PSAC).
The Patient Safety Advisory Council is an independent group of community leaders selected to incorporate patient safety into their organizations and programs. It is particularly focused on vulnerable populations who seek healthcare.
We are very grateful to the North Shore-LIJ Health System for its continuing financial support of the Patient Safety Advisory Council.
Ilene Corina, President, PULSE of NY
The Council works to ensure that patients will be better prepared to advocate for themselves and their family members, that communication between the community and local health systems will be improved, and that lessons learned will be passed on to improve patient safety in local healthcare settings.
“We are very grateful to the North Shore-LIJ Health System for its continuing financial support of the Patient Safety Advisory Council,” says PULSE President Ilene Corina. “The renewal, for another year, of this key source of funding means that the Council will be able to keep on doing its important work in learning, from the grassroots, what is needed to address patient safety concerns.”
This project was developed as part of Corina's Fellowship from the American Hospital Association, Patient Safety Leadership Training 2009-2010. Much of the work continues independent of the fellowship but through the PULSE mission. The PSAC is particularly oriented to disease-specific organizations and diverse socio-economic groups.
To learn more about the PSAC and its work, please contact:
PULSE of New York is a grassroots, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization working to improve patient safety and reduce the rate of medical errors using real life stories and experiences. Survivors of medical injury and unplanned outcomes in healthcare are encouraged to use their experience to educate the community and work with the system for safer healthcare. Founded in 1997.