1-1-10: Josie’s Story: Turning Tragedy into Triumph

December 31, 2009 at 5:30 pm 1 comment

Conversation originally aired September 11, 2009.

Ninety-eight thousand people die each year from medical errors. One was 18-month-old Josie King. After Josie died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2001, her mother, Sorrel King, dedicated her life to improving patient safety, and earlier this year she published a book called Josie’s Story. In September, Sheilah talked to Sorrel King and Johns Hopkins Quality and Safety Research Group director Peter Pronovost about the advances hospitals have made in patient safety since Sorrel’s inspired crusade began.

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  • 1. david eberhardt  |  January 1, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I would like to congratulate you on this story. I am quick to criticise ypr as being shallow- but Fraser Smith- and you (and Sunni Khalid) (and of course, Gil Sandler) sometimes bring back a ray of sunshine in your coverage. This was such a ray!

    The impact one person- such as this mother- in her (perhaps reluctant) struggle- you show us what radio can do- because your coverage makes it all the more powerful.

    and, in memory of “gadfly”, Bob Kaufman, (recently deceased) (who probably was never on YPR),

    Now- you can say- there are only so many of these stories that we can do on Md Morning? But….couldn’t you, and the whole station- do a lot more? I mean- let’s change the world. Let’s do in 2010. (Just kidding).


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