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My #IceBucketChallenge Video for #ALS and Patient Safety

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Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 2.02.18 PMI was nominated to do the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge.” I think I was officially the last person to do so, judging from my Facebook feed.

I made a donation to the ALS Association and also made this video.

I'm doing this to honor a friend's mother, who has ALS. Watch a touching news story about her of her before or after my silly ice thing. Seeing a woman my wife and I have met battle this disease is difficult, to see what this disease has done to her.

ALS patients, like all patients, deserve the safest, highest-quality care possible. The fight against preventable medical errors… that fight has just begun and it's also important.

Therefore, I used my video to nominate three outstanding leaders of patient safety organizations:

I hope you will donate to fight ALS and consider also donating to one of these three great organizations.  Listen to my podcasts with Sorrel and Chris to learn more.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

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