Foundation News

A Caregiver’s Journal: Helping Family Supercharge Caregiving

Posted December 12, 2018

On the heels of National Family Caregivers Month in November, which this year carried the theme of “Supercharge Your Caregiving,” here is a way to carry out that charge year-round. And carry it out we must, because health care can no longer ignore these folks. The Caregiver Action Network estimates that there are over 90 million Americans doing this critical work, which is largely publicly invisible, unpaid, and underappreciated. The Josie King Foundation recognizes those giant numbers and the outsize importance of the role that family...

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A Nurse’s Journal: Writing Out the Storm

Posted December 12, 2018

The Josie King Foundation believes that nurses are leading the charge for a safer, more compassionate health care system. But they realize that in addition to the joys of healing, nurses face many emotional upheavals related to patient suffering, a complex workplace, new technologies, and fear of clinical errors. When personal pressures from everyday living are added to the already heavy load, the weight can lead to nurse stress, anxiety, depression, or burnout. The Josie King Foundation developed the Nurse’s Journal in 2004, to help...

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Hospital rapid response teams can save lives

Posted June 15, 2015

Published in: The Philadelphia Inquirer Written by: Michael R. Cohen, Ph.D. 6/15/2015 – Several tragic deaths about 15 years ago were compelling factors that led to patient- and family-initiated “Rapid Response Teams” (RRT) that were mentioned in my June 3, 2015 blog.  The first was a tragic death of an 18-month-old child, Josie King, who had been hospitalized for treatment of burns from a bathtub accident. Josie had been healing well, but she died 2 days before she was supposed to go home. Hospital staff failed to recognize that Josie...

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Upper Chesapeake Health’s Karmel earns Josie King Hero Award

Posted June 3, 2015

Published in: Cecil Daily 6/3/2015 – BEL AIR — Lisa Karmel, director of guest services at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) received the Josie King Hero Award recently. The award founded by the Josie King Foundation and presented at a senior leadership team meeting, recognizes those who create a culture of patient safety. The award has been presented four times nationally, and Karmel is the first member of the UM Upper Chesapeake Health team to receive it. It was presented by MaryBeth Foard-Nance, a patient-family...

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Running saved Sorrel King after 18-month-old daughter’s death

Posted April 20, 2015

Published in: Boston Herald Written by: Chris Mason 4/20/2015 – In the aftermath of the 2013 bombings, the Boston Marathon has become a place where runners congregate to cope with tragedy. Victims will take on the 26.2-mile course alongside countless others who use running as a tool to overcome a myriad of losses. Sorrel King will be taking on Heartbreak Hill for the first time today. For King, running was crucial in overcoming the loss of her 18-month-old daughter, Josie. “When my daughter died, running in some ways .?.?. saved my...

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Implementation of the Josie King Care Journal in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project

Posted July 22, 2013

Published in: Journal of Nursing Care Quality Issue/Volume: July/September 2013 – Volume 28 – Issue 3 – p 257-264 Written by: Turner, Kathleen DNP, RN; Frush, Karen MD; Hueckel, Rémi DNP, CPNP-AC; Relf, Michael V. PhD, RN, ACN 7/22/2013 – To read the full article: JNCQ article For more information about this press release, please contact Kate Thorne at 410-504-1866 or via email at...

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The thoroughbreds were in MD, not KY

Posted May 5, 2013

THIS IS A BLOG BY A FORMER CEO OF A LARGE BOSTON HOSPITAL TO SHARE THOUGHTS ABOUT HOSPITALS, MEDICINE, AND HEALTH CARE ISSUES. Published in: NOT RUNNING A HOSPITAL Issue/Volume: SUNDAY, MAY 05, 2013 Blog Post Written by: Paul Levy 5/5/2013 – NOT RUNNING A HOSPITAL THIS IS A BLOG BY A FORMER CEO OF A LARGE BOSTON HOSPITAL TO SHARE THOUGHTS ABOUT HOSPITALS, MEDICINE, AND HEALTH CARE ISSUES. To read the full bolg post please visit Paul Levy’s “Not Running a Hospital” blog at:...

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Vail Valley Medical Center celebrates patient safety

Posted April 26, 2013

Vail Valley Medical Center has announced its participation in the 2013 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign, Patient Safety 7/365 and will offer a free luncheon event called “Josie’s Story – A Family-Centered Approach to Patient Safety.”.. Published in: Vail Daily Issue/Volume: 4/26/13 Written by: Daily staff report 4/3/2013 – Vail Valley Medical Center celebrates patient safety Luncheon event scheduled for April 3 Daily staff report newsroom@vaildaily.com Vail, CO Colorado  If you go … “Josie’s Story — A...

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National Patient Safety Expert Urges Prevention of Medical Errors

Posted March 5, 2013

Published in: University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Website 3/5/2013 – National Patient Safety Expert Urges Prevention of Medical Errors Sorrel King shows an audience at UAMS one of the care journals distributed by the Josie King Foundation.  While at UAMS, King also spoke to nurses about patient safety. March 5, 2013 | A communications breakdown at Johns Hopkins Hospital killed 18-month-old Josie King just a day after she was declared healthy enough to go home after successful treatment for first- and second-degree burns. Sorrel...

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First DataBank Partners with the Josie King Foundation to Raise Awareness of Patient Safety Week

Posted February 8, 2008

2/18/2008 – SAN BRUNO, CALIFORNIA, February 19, 2008 – First DataBank, a leading provider of drug information databases, today announced the launch of a new brand awareness campaign to focus public and industry attention on the prevention of medication errors. The campaign will be unveiled at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibition to be held February 24-28, in Orlando, Florida. First DataBank’s campaign theme, “A World Free of Medication Errors,” is intended to focus...

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