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.