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Thank you for adding me to your network!I am the founder of Pilot Health Advocates, Inc., in San Francisco, California, with 25 years of experience within the fields of insurance, accounting, law, education, public speaking, fundraising, and journalism. My background also includes volunteer activity in community-based agencies. I excel at navigating private and public health care systems. My special interests are seniors' services, healthcare quality, palliative care, advance medical planning,…See More
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With my husband, Dan, in 2008. He died of septic shock on June 30, 2012 after 7 months in the ICU.
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The Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act

A story on Channel 9 News (NBC) covering the story of the Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act.
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The public has to know there is a problem before they can demand for it be fixed.

The Alliance for Safety Awareness for Patients (ASAP) is a non-profit organization formed by Alicia Cole and her parents Ron & Betty Cole. Alicia is a Survivor of Necrotizing Fasciitis and Sepsis which she contracted following routine surgery at a top rated hospital in August of 2006. After discovering a black dot on her daughter’s stomach Mrs. Cole’s insistence on alerting the doctor was said to have saved Alicia’s life.

During the two month hospital stay the Cole family learned firsthand the importance of awareness of hospital acquired infections and the necessity for adherence to vital infection prevention safety standards. Alicia had joined over two million Americans who, according to the Centers for Disease Control, developed nosocomial infections during the course of their treatment. Sadly, of those infected, an estimated 103,000 patients died.

Understandably, The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations has recommended all patients entering a hospital have a patient advocate with them.

This site was started as a way to pull together grassroots advocates, survivors and medical providers working to improve our healthcare system. Hopefully there will be someone who joins from every area of the country and every level of expertise.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and experience...and tell a friend to check us out.




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We have a Map for Cows but not for MRSA or HAI's 1 Reply

Started by Kevin Kavanagh in Government Oversight and Accountability. Last reply by Alicia Cole Mar 16, 2012.

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Some states taking medical board cash

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Posted by Alicia Cole on February 24, 2012 at 9:22pm

Healthcare Worker Uniforms Carry Resistant Bacteria

Healthcare Worker Uniforms Carry Resistant Bacteria

a Majority of the Time, Study Shows…


Posted by Alicia Cole on September 6, 2011 at 2:50pm

Los Angeles Sees Superbug Invasion

Los Angeles Sees Superbug Invasion

The rise of superbugs sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but as we know all too well, the problem is real. The bacteria are called superbugs because they can make people very sick or kill them and they are resistant to antibiotics. They have become a constant threat in our hospitals -- with…

Posted by Doreen Mulman on June 22, 2011 at 6:00pm



This would be a great way to help our cause, Alliance for Safety Awareness for Patients!


ABC7 is giving seven people $7,000 to Pay It Forward and help make Southern California a better place!

How can you Pay It Forward?

   1. Get creative! Make a video, three…


Posted by Doreen Mulman on May 2, 2011 at 5:06pm

Why I Started My Notification Service

I've been asked so many times, during phone conversations and last month while taping a radio show, What made you start My Notification Sevice.

Having a computer security background and not knowing much about the health services industry you would think this is a far reach for me. Truth is, I got involved because of two good friends that each lost their lives to a medical emergency. The first incident was with Myron, he lived…


Posted by Tim Lally on April 15, 2011 at 8:20am


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Awareness for Patients

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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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