About Stories from the Bedside

Why a blog? Why now? And what can we learn from the patients and their loved ones who are willing to share their health care experiences?

I have resisted blogging because it is always a challenge to fit new projects into my ongoing patient advocacy efforts.

Dr. Julia Hallisy

I often write about the health care challenges of my late daughter, Katherine Eileen Hallisy, who fought cancer five times by the age of ten.  The reality is that three generations of my family have been touched by medical errors

The Empowered Patient Coalition

The Empowered Patient Coalition is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization created by a patient advocate devoted to helping the public improve the quality and the safety of their healthcare.