Leilani Schweitzer
Patient Liaison, SHC

About Me

Leilani Schweitzer did not choose a career in health care, it chose her. Eight years ago her son died after a series of medical mistakes, now she works at the same hospital where those errors happened. As a Patient Liaison for Stanford University Hospitals Risk Management, Leilani uses her own experience with medical errors to navigate between the often insular, litigious and administrative sides of medical error; and the emotional side of the patient and family experience. Her work at Stanford has given her a unique view of the importance and complex realities of disclosure and transparency in health care.  

At Medicine X 2015

Sunday, September 7 1:30 pm (Plenary Hall)
Standard of care = compassion and disclosure
My son died in a hospital full of the most advanced machines and brilliant minds medicine had to offer. But all of the technology, education, research, policies, and best practices could not account for... Read more
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