My #IceBucketChallenge Video for #ALS and Patient Safety


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
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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