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The Patient Survival Handbook with Stephen Powell

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Patient Survival Handbook with Stephen Powell

Mel sits down with Stephen Powell, Co-Author of The Patient Survival Handbook, a comprehensive handbook to avoid being the next victim of medical error . Stephen talks about the medical mistake that happened to a family member that led him to write the book. The handbook is comprehensive, easy to read and understand and written in laymans terms. This is a must read for not only for patients and caregivers, but for anyone who wants to become an empowered patient. This is one show you don't want to miss.

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Stephen Powell is the CEO of Synensis, a healthcare consulting firm dedicated to helping hospitals achieve zero preventable harm, and is a recognized leader in the development of practices, behaviors and strategies to improve organizational outcomes.

He is a member of the development team that created the TeamSTEPPS teamwork and communication system for healthcare organizations. He has supported the success of over 350 organizations in 11 countries to improve patient safety, quality, and the patient experience by creating a culture of safety. He earned a Master's in Human Factors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Steve is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate safety school and earned his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Clinical Human Factors Group.



About Mel Majoros:

Mel Majoros, currently in remission, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.  On a lucky break after her cancer surgery she was offered a job as a producer on a local talk sports show in Michigan where she advocates about cancer and other health related topics.  During that time she started blogging and her blog has been named one of the top ten breast cancer blogs by  She brings a unique perspective to being a survivor, always keeping a positive attitude and an athletes mentality for dealing with cancer and survivorship. Prior to working in radio Mel was a 10 year veteran of the television industry working on such shows as Walker, Texas Ranger and Crossing Jordan.