MRM Lecture Series

In Memory of Michael S. Ratner

Coming Events


THE FACT is 250,000+ Americans die each year from preventable medical errors, the third leading cause of death in the US, just behind heart disease and cancer. Our distinguished panel of experts will provide tools to help you stay safe from this silent epidemic.

Join us for a candid discussion about medical error featuring survivors, activists and patient safety leaders determined to initiate change. Hear the tragic stories that. Hear the tragic stories that compelled them to turn harm into action.

Meet our panelists:

Steve Burrows
Filmmaker / Patient Activist Steve Burrows
Brad Schwartz
Attorney / Patient Advocate Brad Schwartz
Carol Grannick
Patient Safety Advocate Carol Grannick
Marty Hatlie
Project Patient Care / Moderator Marty Hatlie

Preventable medical errors are a serious public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. It is challenging to uncover a consistent cause of errors and, even if found, to provide viable solutions that minimize chances of a recurrent event. How do we maintain a strategy that works toward recognizing safety challenges and improving patient outcomes rather than harboring a culture of blame, shame, and punishment?