How Big of a Public Health Issue Is Patient Safety?

PatientSafety_A2_WebAlicia Cole went to the hospital for routine surgery. She didn’t think her procedure would ultimately lead to many more.

During the course of her medical care and recovery, Cole was infected with three life-threatening drug-resistant superbugs and developed sepsis, a body’s overwhelming response to an infection that can lead to organ failure and even death.

Alicia’s story is all too common. Patients face a risk of contracting new infections when being treated at a hospital, clinic or doctor’s office and many of these infections are resistant to antibiotics.


About Peter Coffaro 1148 Articles

A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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