Massachusetts Senator Blasts Governor for Not Funding Patient Safety Center

Massachusetts state Sen. Richard Moore (D-Mass.) blasted the current and former gubernatorial administrations for failing to fund The Betsy Lehman Center, created in 2004 to research patient safety and harm prevention, according to a Boston Herald report.

The Betsy Lehman Center was named after the Boston Globe health reporter who died in 1994 from an overdose of chemotherapy for breast cancer. Sen. Moore, who is also co-chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, criticized the Patrick and Romney administrations for prioritizing lower healthcare costs, which he said could be achieved by addressing preventable medical errors.


His criticism comes ahead of a healthcare payment reform bill that is expected to be released from his committee later this spring.

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