Rosemary Gibson-Author of "Wall of Silence"

Updated January 11, 2014

Advanced Study Weekend Interview

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Rosemary Gibson-Author of "Wall of Silence"


Rosemary Gibson was a recent Guest Speaker at the McDougall Advanced Study Weekend in Santa Rosa, CA. She is an author, speaker, and national leader in U.S. health care. She is principal author with Janardan Prasad Singh of the critically acclaimed book, Wall of Silence, which tells the untold human story behind medical errors, and also The Treatment Trap, which tells the public what health care insiders know about the extensive overuse of unnecessary surgeries, CT scans and other procedures and tests.

At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey for sixteen years, she led national initiatives to improve the quality of America’s health care and reduce the harm from medical errors and hospital-acquired infections.

She designed a $200 million national strategy using philanthropic funds to establish palliative care in hundreds of hospitals around the country. She is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.