10 Life Saving Health Care Tips and Checklists for a Safe Hospital Stay

Oct 03, 2011, 10:13 ET from SAVE THE PATIENT

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One-in-three hospital patients is accidentally harmed or killed in U.S. hospitals every year – even in the best hospitals, even during the simplest procedures.  Continuing its efforts to educate, inform and empower the people of Chicago, SAVE THE PATIENT is hosting a 25-minute live call-in show, "Community Health," focused on hospital safety. The program will air on Chicago Access Network (CAN-TV) on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. on Channel 21.

Lenore Janecek will host Karen Curtiss, Founder of CampaignZERO, and author of SAFE AND SOUND IN THE HOSPITAL to discuss common -- preventable -- hospital hazards. Curtiss will share easy-to-use checklists and key tips anyone can follow to better assure a safe hospital stay.

Viewers who wish to join discussions can call-in with questions or share concerns, giving Chicago's diverse population a voice in matters affecting their health care.

Lenore Janecek is a nationally known health care expert, patient advocate and author, who founded SAVE THE PATIENT, a not-for-profit patient advocacy organization, in 2001. To access its website, go to www.savethepatient.org.

For additional information, or to check local listing times, call: CAN-TV at 312-738-1400, or email: savethepatient@aol.com. To view past episodes, you may access at no cost:  www.savethepatienthealthshow.blip.tv.

SAVE THE PATIENT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and education of individuals on health care matters. Founded in 2001 to fulfill the need for a non-biased, non-commercial community based non-profit organization to educate, inform, and empower patients as they attempt to make sound health care decisions, SAVE THE PATIENT provides information and education through patient advocacy, community outreach, educational seminars and its signature tool: the Health Caring Card.

Lenore Janecek