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Fifth Annual Pulse CPSEA Spring Symposium to Offer Patient Safety Opportunities to Long Island Nonprofits

May 2018 

On May 4, 2018, history will be made when almost fifty people representing thirty nonprofit organizations from Nassau and Suffolk Counties will be educated on patient safety and medical errors, which are the third leading cause of death in the country.

Claim: NY State Hospitals Ranked 48th Out of 49 in Safety

April 2018

But Is a "Good" Hospital Score a Guarantee of Safe Care? Editorial by Ilene Corina, President, Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy
WANTAGH, N.Y., April 25, 2018 (Newswire.com) - The Leapfrog Group, the nonprofit hospital safety rating organization, has just released its Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, which ranks the safety of hospitals state-by-state. Disturbingly for those of us who live in New York, our state dropped one notch since the fall 2017 survey, now ranking 48th out of 49 in hospital safety nationwide

Opinion:  Are Kids Being Set Up For Medical Abuse

January 2018

The recent news stories about Dr. Larry Nassar allegedly molesting as many as 125 young girls demonstrate that that we can’t always trust our clinicians. Yet, we live in a society where we too often hear, “No medical professionals wake up in the morning wanting to harm their patients.”

Long Island Group Focuses on Bias in Healthcare to Improve Patient Outcomes

October 2017

​Raising awareness about implicit racial bias and unequal treatment.

National Patient Safety Expert Ilene Corina Launches Public Speaking Tour
August 2017
President of Pulse Center for Patient Safety shares 20 years of patient safety advocacy experience

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy Receives Grant to Promote Racial Equality in Healthcare on Long Island Through ASK for Your Life Campaign

July 2017

Patient safety group Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (Pulse CPSEA) is pleased to announce receipt of a $15,000 grant from the Long Island Community Foundation supporting its ASK For Your Life Campaign, which aims to promote racial equality in health care on Long Island.

Infection Prevention Experts Talk Patient Safety at Pulse CPSEA Annual Symposium
May 2017
Ilene Corina President, PULSE of NY. info@pulseofny.org ... About Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (formerly PULSE OF NY).

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Announces June 2017 Family-Centered Patient Advocacy Training
April 2017
Wantagh, NY, April 17, 2017 (Newswire.com) - ​Pulse Center for Patient Safety Advocacy & Education (formerly PULSE of NY) today announced its ...

Long Island Hospitals' Grades in Latest Patient Safety "Report Card"
April 2017
Editorial by Patient Safety Educator Ilene Corina, President, Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (formerly PULSE of NY)

Pulse Board Member Marissa Abram Cited as a Rising Star in Nursing by Modern Healthcare's

January 2017
Digital Journal
She has been a board member of Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (Pulse CPSEA — formerly PULSE of NY) since 2014. Pulse is ...

Law expands providers of medicinal marijuana 

November 2016
Nurse practitioners may certify patients for medical marijuana in New York starting Nov. 30, and a proposed measure would allow physician assistants to do likewise, state health officials said.

Enduring Really Long Waits at the Emergency Room
U.S. News & World Report-May 8, 2015
Speaking up can help. Ilene Corina, president and founder of PULSE of New York, a nonprofit patient safety group, spends a lot of time in ERs.

I-Team: Millions of Pounds of Prescription Drugs Wasted Each Year

NBC New York-Feb 22, 2015
Pharmacist Bob Grisnick notices the stressed faces of his customers when they ask how much it will cost to buy their medicine. The I-Team's Pei ... http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/unused-prescription-medicine-pharmacy-giveback-drugs-wasted-293019271.html

NY Website Allowing Background Checks on Doctors Could Shut ...

NBC New York-Feb 3, 2015
But Ilene Corina, who lobbied for the site more than a decade ago after her 3-year-old son bled to death following a routine tonsillectomy, said ...

North Shore-LIJ Health System posting patient satisfaction ratings ...
Newsday-Aug 27, 2015
"I am so glad North Shore is holding physicians accountable," said Ilene Corina, president of the nonprofit patient safety group PULSE of NY in ... 

How to Take Charge of Your Hospitalization
U.S. News & World Report-Jul 9, 2014
This go-to person and other visitors also need to play an active role in your care when they visit you, says Ilene Corina, the founder and ...