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Sorrel King to Speak at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh About Losing Her Daughter to Medical Error


WHAT: Patient safety advocate Sorrel King, whose daughter died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, from medical errors in 2001, will give a special Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Grand Rounds presentation titled - "A Mother's Journey - From Tragedy to Advocacy."

WHO: Eugene S. Wiener, MD (Welcome and opening remarks), Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Sorrel King, Mother and Patient Safety Advocate, Baltimore, Maryland

WHY: Sorrel and Tony King lost their daughter, Josie, when she was 18 months old as a result of a hospital error. The Josie King Foundation Josie King Pediatric Patient Safety Program helps health care entities identify safety concerns, revise medical education to focus on proactive safety measures, and empower families to assume equal partnership in their child's care. Through the creation of the patient safety program the King's hope to help prevent this from ever happening to another child.

The unit-based patient safety program is available to the entire health care industry. The online program provides an educational, data-driven process for identifying and acting upon safety issues, measuring the workplace culture, and the creation of shared patient safety stories.

The special Grand Rounds session is being held because Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is committed to the safety of patients and their families. Children's world-renowned clinical care is paired with the reassuring comfort of a distinctly family-centered environment.

WHERE: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, McCluskey Auditorium, entrance - glass doors on side of driveway, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Oakland

WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2005, 8 - 9 a.m.

Melanie Finnigan or Marc Lukasiak at 412-692-5016 or 412-692-7919

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June 17, 2008