Preventing medical errors is a cause important to us at PatientSafe Solutions. Perhaps no one understands the importance of this healthcare challenge more deeply than Laura Batz Townsend. Her mother, Louise H. Batz, was the victim of a preventable medication error in her recovery stay after a successful knee replacement surgery.
After her mother’s passing, Batz-Townsend launched the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation and has been working tirelessly to increase public awareness of key patient safety issues and to identify technology and best practices to minimize the “human error” component of medicine.
This holiday season, as we are all reminded of the importance of our families and our health, PatientSafe is more than happy to donate the proceeds from a recent computer inventory sale, approximately $5,000, to the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation.
We hope this small contribution can assist the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation in continuing its momentum as an advocate for common sense patient safety education and reforms, and for hospitals to implement technology and processes that can help prevent the loss of more than 400,000 American lives each year due to medical errors.1
Humans make mistakes, but we can help prevent them. We celebrate the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation’s mission and look forward to its continued success in 2015.