Caregiver's Journal

Helping caregivers deal with stress. We created this Nurse's Journal "spin-off" in response to requests for a journal that could be used by all types of caregivers.

This tool was designed to help caregivers navigate through work-related and personal matters that affect their lives.

Josie's Story: A Patient Safety Curriculum

Calling all patient safety educators

Josie King Foundation partnered with educators at Duke University School of Medicine, to create a 16-week long patient safety curriculum that can be used in part or as a whole.

Care Journals

Creating a better culture, together

We created these tools to help patients and families keep track of important healthcare information. The Care Journals helo bride the disconnect between patients/families and healthcare providers.

Nurse's Journal

Helping nurses deal with stress

We understand the daily challenges that nurses may face. This tool was designed to help our dedicated nurses navigate through work-related and personal matters that affect their lives.

Nurse's Journal Guidebook

Creating camaraderie for our nurses

This step-by-step guidebook provides instructions for those who wish to lead a writing workshop or a lunch and learn session. Bring your nurses's together and show them how much vou care.

For the Heroes in Healthcare

Improving communication, improving teamwork

The Josie King Hero Award is a beautiful work of art which recognizes those who work hard to create a culture of patient safety, inspire positive change and set an example for others every day.

Josie King DVD

The power of a story

NEW!The Josie King Story video is available as a physical DVD or as a streamed video.

Patient Safety Screensaver

For all healthcare professionals ~ an every day reminder

An inspiring patient safety screensaver created by the Josie King Foundation for all healthcare professionals to remind them each day of the important patient safety work that they do.

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.

JKF News & Events

Josie King Hero Award: fifth limited edition is here

Thanks to so many amazing Josie King heroes in hospitals around the country, the first through fourth limited editions of the Josie King Hero Award artwork have sold out. We are pleased to announce the launch of the fifth limited edition of the Josie King Hero Award. We decided to use the foundation’s colors of brown, green, and white in this new layout. These colors symbolize safety, health, security, protection, and support which represent some of our core messages. Like previous editions, each giclee watercolor print is set in a simple clear block frame. Abstract copy flows across the washed background – and a thank you message from the Josie King Foundation to the hero recipient is beautifully printed on the back.

To learn more click here

Series 5 Hero Award Front

Patient Safety 19 years since Josie King died: How far have we come?

Opportunities and challenges were recognized 19 years ago at Hopkins when Josie died. No Room for Error, an article just released in a special patient safety issue of Dome, a Johns Hopkins publication marks the fifteen-year anniversary of Josie’s death and the progress and growth in patient safety ever since.

To read the article, click here.

15 years later

MedStar Health created a new Community HeRO Award. Sorrel was recognized at the MedStar Health Annual HeRO Luncheon.

To read more click here

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

September 6, 2024 - Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, Keynote Speaker - Austin, TX

October 4, 2024 - Nursing of Children Network 2024 Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker - Wilmington, DE

Josie’s Story, written by Sorrel King, is used as an educational tool in the healthcare industry.

A memoir about Josie, the medical errors that led to her death, the family’s struggles to deal with their grief, Sorrel’s foray into the health care industry as a patient safety advocate, and the safety improvements that have come about in Josie’s memory.

More about Josie’s Story

JKF is so happy that Josie’s Story has reached Japan. Thank you to our friends at Eiji Press, Inc. for doing such a great job in helping us bring her message to Japan and its healthcare industry. Purchase Japanese copy of Josie’s Story