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"In 2001, the six-member King family had just relocated to a new home in Baltimore when tragedy struck: 17-month-old Josie, wandering unsupervised, turned on a hot water tap and was badly scalded. Rushed to Johns Hopkins hospital, Josie spent 17 days in recovery and was scheduled to be released, but sudden cardiac arrest killed her before she made it out. The hospital admitted their mistake: improper hydration and a mistakenly administered dose of prescription painkiller methadone. Even more shocking, the Kings learned that theirs was not a unique tragedy; in the U.S., somewhere between 44,000 and 98,000 people die every year from medical errors. Using their $1.5 million settlement, the Kings founded an advocacy group, the Josie King Foundation, which, in partnership Johns Hopkins, spearheads a national drive for patient safety programs. This painful but inspiring memoir is a compelling drama of family grief amid the dysfunctional U.S. health care system, buttressed by a 20-page resource guide for patients, families and health-care providers." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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- Sorrel King and the Josie King Foundation have been at the forefront of the campaign to make health-care organizations safer

- Across the country, health-care organizations invite Sorrel King to speak at training sessions, conferences, and seminars on patient safety

- Josie's Story includes a resource guide for patients, families, and health-care providers

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The account of one woman's unlikely path from full-time mom to nationally renowned patient advocate, "Josie's Story" is the inspirational chronicle of how a mother--and her unforgettable daughter--are transforming the face of American medicine.

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Ninety-eight thousand people die every year from medical errors, making it a leading cause of death in the United States, but the subject has long been taboo. All that changed with Josie. Sorrel Kings eighteen-month-old daughter was badly burned by a faulty water heater in the familys new home, but was taken to the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she made a remarkable recovery. But as she was preparing to leave, the hospitals system of communication broke down and Josie was given a fatal shot of methadone, sending her into cardiac arrest. Within forty-eight hours, the King family went from planning a homecoming to planning a funeral. Dizzy with grief and close to ending her marriage, Sorrel slowly pulled herself and her life back together. Accepting Hopkins settlement, she and her husband established the Josie King Foundation. They began to implement basic programs in hospitals emphasizing communication between patients, family, and medical staff—practices which can now be found in hospitals around the country. The account of one womans unlikely path from full-time mom to nationally renowned patient advocate, Josies Story is the inspirational chronicle of how a mother—and her unforgettable daughter—are transforming the face of American medicine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802119209
Author:
King, Sorrel
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Author:
Sorrel, King
Subject:
Hospital Administration
Subject:
Hospital Administration & Care
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
Hospitals -- Safety measures.
Subject:
Medical errors -- Prevention.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Product details 208 pages Atlantic Monthly Press - English 9780802119209 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In 2001, the six-member King family had just relocated to a new home in Baltimore when tragedy struck: 17-month-old Josie, wandering unsupervised, turned on a hot water tap and was badly scalded. Rushed to Johns Hopkins hospital, Josie spent 17 days in recovery and was scheduled to be released, but sudden cardiac arrest killed her before she made it out. The hospital admitted their mistake: improper hydration and a mistakenly administered dose of prescription painkiller methadone. Even more shocking, the Kings learned that theirs was not a unique tragedy; in the U.S., somewhere between 44,000 and 98,000 people die every year from medical errors. Using their $1.5 million settlement, the Kings founded an advocacy group, the Josie King Foundation, which, in partnership Johns Hopkins, spearheads a national drive for patient safety programs. This painful but inspiring memoir is a compelling drama of family grief amid the dysfunctional U.S. health care system, buttressed by a 20-page resource guide for patients, families and health-care providers." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , - Sorrel King and the Josie King Foundation have been at the forefront of the campaign to make health-care organizations safer

- Across the country, health-care organizations invite Sorrel King to speak at training sessions, conferences, and seminars on patient safety

- Josie's Story includes a resource guide for patients, families, and health-care providers

"Synopsis" by , The account of one woman's unlikely path from full-time mom to nationally renowned patient advocate, "Josie's Story" is the inspirational chronicle of how a mother--and her unforgettable daughter--are transforming the face of American medicine.
"Synopsis" by ,
Ninety-eight thousand people die every year from medical errors, making it a leading cause of death in the United States, but the subject has long been taboo. All that changed with Josie. Sorrel Kings eighteen-month-old daughter was badly burned by a faulty water heater in the familys new home, but was taken to the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she made a remarkable recovery. But as she was preparing to leave, the hospitals system of communication broke down and Josie was given a fatal shot of methadone, sending her into cardiac arrest. Within forty-eight hours, the King family went from planning a homecoming to planning a funeral. Dizzy with grief and close to ending her marriage, Sorrel slowly pulled herself and her life back together. Accepting Hopkins settlement, she and her husband established the Josie King Foundation. They began to implement basic programs in hospitals emphasizing communication between patients, family, and medical staff—practices which can now be found in hospitals around the country. The account of one womans unlikely path from full-time mom to nationally renowned patient advocate, Josies Story is the inspirational chronicle of how a mother—and her unforgettable daughter—are transforming the face of American medicine.
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