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Armando Nahum

President / Director

Safe Care Campaign / Center for Engaging Patients as Partners, MedStar Health Institute for Quality and Safety

Armando Nahum is co-founder/president of Safe Care Campaign, an organization dedicated to infection prevention. In 2006, Mr. Nahum and his wife, Victoria, began their work in patient advocacy and engagement by establishing Safe Care Campaign after three members of his family became infected in three different hospitals, in three different states within 10 months’ time, culminating in the death of his son, Josh. He was 27. Mr. Nahum’s educational presentations inspire hospital administrations and frontline caregivers to remind, provoke and motivate all who work in the continuum of care about their duty to prevent the infections that affect more than 1.7 million and kill more than 99,000 patients in the United States annually. Mr. Nahum co-produced a video that teaches patients to insist on safe care through hand hygiene. He serves on numerous boards and is director, Center for Engaging Patients as Partners, at MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety.

Sessions

Tuesday Hot Topic Session 2 – The Power of Patient Partnership to Achieve Safety: Engaging Patients From the Front Line to the Board Room

Presented by Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, CPPS, Armando Nahum at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, March 5th.

In the quest toward zero harm, successful organizations understand it is critical to create effective partnerships between those who provide care and those who receive it. While the responsibility for creating a safer and more patient-centered system lies with healthcare leaders, the perspective of those who experience care at its best and worst provides critical…