In the Hospital/Emergency Department
"If there is one place that you do not want to be when you are sick, it is the hospital."
– Heather Boerner, Physician Leadership Journal March/April 2016
Our North Carolina hospital systems are extremely complex, with millions of moving parts, and while many of our health systems continue to be actively engaged in efforts to improve patient safety, we still have a long way to go. A highly regarded 2013 research study published in the Journal of Patient Safety indicated that over 400,000 patient deaths occur each year nationwide as a result of preventable adverse medical events, which include hospital-acquired infections, medication errors, and communication errors, just to name a few.
Carolina Patient Advocates can offer you and your loved ones peace of mind in knowing that whenever you need us, you can have an experienced, professional Nurse Patient Advocate by your side; someone who you can trust so that Your Voice is Heard and your health care wishes are carried out. Your Patient Advocate will work to prevent medical errors, be proactive in anticipating your health care needs, and ensure open and accurate communication between you, your loved ones, and your healthcare team.
Carolina Patient Advocates can make a difference!