About Josie King Foundation

On February 22, 2001, eighteen-month-old Josie King died from medical errors.

More than 250,000 people die every year from medical errors, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States.

The Josie King Foundation’s mission is to prevent patients from dying or being harmed by medical errors. By uniting healthcare providers and consumers, and funding innovative safety programs, we hope to create a culture of patient safety, together.

How Can I Help?

  • If you are a patient or loved one, read these tips and learn how to be an advocate in the hospital or other health care setting.
  • If you work in health care, consider using ‘The Josie King Story DVD as a patient safety resource, sharing Care Journals with your patients, or support nurses with the Nurse’s Journal.
  • Share your stories on our online forum.
  • Share this website with your family, friends and health care providers.
  • Donate to the Josie King Foundation. We are a small, grassroots, non-profit organization and every donation that we receive helps us to continue our patient safety work. Thank you for your support!

Logo Story

The Josie King Foundation grew out of a desire to promote positive change in an imperfect environment. Our foundation reaches out to multiple partners and uses varied techniques to help our ever-changing healthcare system grow in a more perfect way. This symbol represents the grassroots from which we came and our bold hope for the future.

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