Lisa McGiffert | 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety 2016

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Lisa McGiffert. Director of Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project.

Ms. McGiffert has been a resolute advocate for patient safety. She has worked to eliminate preventable medical errors and to improve the safety of physician care and medical devices. She lobbies on national and state patient safety legislation and regulations to improve accountability and expand public knowledge about medical harm. With the Consumers Union, Ms. MacGiffert launched a national campaign in 2003 to get hospitals to publicly report infection rates. That campaign successfully facilitated the passage of infection rate disclosure legislation for hospitals in 30 states. Ms. McGiffert also serves as the consumer liaison to the CDC's Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and as consumer representative on the National Quality Forum's infection control committee.

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