Kacia Warren: Last November, you contacted Consumers Union’s Stop Hospital Infections campaign (www.StopHospitalInfections.org) and told us about the Acinetobacter baumanni infection your mother died from after outpatient surgery for a laminectomy. I am so sorry to hear about what your mother went through and for your loss. We really appreciate hearing from you because it helps us to better understand how devastating hospital infections can be and how urgent it is to push hospitals to improve patient care.
We were recently contacted by a reporter at the Los Angeles Times who is writing a story on antibiotic-resistant infections like the one your mother developed in the hospital. The reporter is interested in interviewing people who have suffered from these infections or those who have lost loved ones to them. News stories like this one help us to raise public awareness about hospital acquired infections and help support our efforts to improve patient safety.
I’m writing to see if you might be willing to be interviewed about your mother’s story. If so, please provide me with a phone number and the best time to reach you.
Thanks in advance for your support.