The Center for PatientProtection is a mission‐focused champion of safer and more accountable healthcare. It was created to reclaim the primacy of patients and families in the healthcare system. We do this by advocating more robust transparency and accountability and a renewed emphasis on the healing virtues of compassion, fairness and respect.
We strive to bring an authentic, caring and informed voice to our mission in a way that serves the needs of patients and families and guides the best providers and policy makers toward the goals of safer and more accountable care.
Our signature program, PatientProtection1st™®, is dedicated to ending the epidemic of hospital harm that claims as many as 500,000 lives in the United States and Canada every year.
The Center was founded by Kathleen Finlay, following her own life‐altering experience with the devastating impact of medical errors on a loved one and her encounter with a wall of silence and deception on the part of the hospitals that caused the harm.
Recognized for her compassion and determination, Kathleen has become a tireless voice for ensuring that hospitals are the deliverers of the healing care they need to be instead of the carriers of harm too many have become. Kathleen’s media interviews and regular columns in The Huffington Post have drawn support and interest from across the U.S. and Canada, and everywhere patients and families have felt the devastation of what can go wrong when healthcare professionals and institutions fail to put patient protection first.
Thank you for visiting. We welcome your voice and support in advancing this important mission.
Your life, or a loved one’s, may depend upon it someday.
The Center was created to reclaim the primacy of patients and families in the healthcare system.
We champion more robust transparency and accountability and a renewed emphasis on the healing virtues of compassion, fairness and respect.