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Armando Nahum

Patient Advisor (Co-Chair)

Armando Nahum is the Co-Founder and President of Safe Care Campaign, an organization dedicated to Infection Prevention.

In 2006, Armando Nahum and his wife Victoria began their work in patient advocacy and engagement by establishing Safe Care Campaign after 3 members of his family became infected in 3 different hospitals, in 3 different states in 10 months’ time, culminating with the death of his son, Josh. He was 27. Safe Care Campaign works with entire health care systems, hospital administrations, infection prevention organizations and frontline caregivers to remind, provoke, motivate and inspire all who work within the continuum of care of their most noble challenge and moral duty to prevent these infections that unnecessarily harm and kill patients in the U.S.

Armando currently sits on the CDC Council on Infection Prevention, the Georgia Hospital Association Advisory Board to Prevent Infection, the Georgia Department of Public Health HAI Advisory Committee and a member of MedStar Health System Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality and Safety (SPFACQS). Armando Nahum is the Director of the Center for Engaging Patients as Partners at MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety (MIQS). In February of 2020, Armando was appointed to a four-year term as a voting member and an SGE (Special Government Employee) to the Presidential Advisory Council for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB). Armando is a founding member of Patients for Patient Safety US (PFPS US), a network of people and organizations aligned with the World Health Organization (WHO) and focused on making healthcare safe in the United States.

Armando Nahum
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