We are a group of hospital safety advocates that includes nurses, physicians, healthcare experts & regular folks. Most of us have experienced an avoidable medical error that led to an extremely serious or tragic outcome.
There are over 400,000 patient deaths each year from medical errors, according to the Journal of Patient Safety. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
We began two years ago as a local blog focusing on one poorly-rated hospital, Lompoc Valley Medical Center, located in Santa Barbara County, California.
Now, using CMS data & other hospital surveys & evaluations, along with media reports and public records, we will be sharing vital information about hospitals throughout the U.S. We are dedicated to shining a bright light on hospitals to improve care and save lives.