The Center

Wel­come to The Cen­ter for Patient Pro­tec­tion

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.