People for Patient Safety  (PPS)                     Monday, June 8th, 7:00 PM Eastern NY Time

While so many of us are not leaving our homes - we hope you will join us for the virtual PPS meeting no matter where in the world you are.  Registration is required.     Registration closes at noon day of program so information to attend can be sent out.

Mark your calendar for June, 8th — People for Patient Safety, when we will discuss Step # 3 of the TakeCHARGE Campaign — “Prepare for Your Visit to the Doctor” — with three experts in the field! 


  Marissa Abram PhD, PMHNP-BC

Marissa Abram is an Assistant Professor at Adelphi University in the College of Nursing and Public Health. She is a PhD-prepared Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner currently practicing in General and Emergency Psychiatry with a sub-specialty in Substance Use Disorders. She has a passion for Patient Safety and chairs the Board of the Pulse Center for Patient Safety, the primary focus of which is to raise awareness about patient safety through advocacy, education and support. Dr. Abram received Modern Healthcare’s 2017 Excellence in Nursing: Rising Star award.


Maryta Marzano MS, RN, FNP-C


Maryta is a Family Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is currently practicing at Peconic Family Medicine in East Quogue where her focus is holistic health and integrative medicine. She has over 20 years nursing experience and has worked as an Emergency Room nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital for 11 years, where she maintains three board certifications in the field of Emergency Nursing.  



Victor Olujimi, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Olujimi is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is dual fellowship trained in Sports Medicine from Boston University and Shoulder / Elbow Surgery from Mount Sinai Medical Center. His Orthopaedic residency was completed at Stony Brook University Medical Center and he is currently the Director of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He has authored and co-authored book chapters and research articles related to shoulder pathology and surgical treatment. With offices in both Riverhead and Manorville, he helps to provide sideline medical coverage for high school football including concussion management through Northwell Health.


No fee to join,  this is another service of Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy - your participation is your membership fee!

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Dear Friends of Pulse,

You may have noticed the group’s name change from Professionals for Patient Safety to People for Patient Safety.  This is for positive reasons! With a growing interest in our work and the partnerships we encourage in healthcare, many people have asked us to be sure everyone is included in patient safety. Though PPS started with professionals working in the healthcare system — whose expertise, knowledge and passion for positive patient outcomes we still welcome — we want to be sure that all people feel included.

Meetings will continue monthly with topics related to improvements in care, and including healthcare professionals sharing their knowledge and expertise so we can all be safer and well prepared as patients.

There is no charge to join Pulse programs, but if you would like to make a donation, please consider helping to support this work. PPS donations can be made here:  Donations

PPS is a community based networking event for healthcare professionals and community members working together to improve patient outcomes.


You are encouraged to read about how Pulse meetings and programs are held before registering.

Learn about Pulse programs here


People for Patient Safety
People for Patient Safety are members of the health care workforce (current or retired), patient advocates, people who care for others as caregivers and all community members who have experience with the health care system who want to help empower patients and their families to navigate the healthcare system for safe, quality care.

During this time of social distancing we welcome people who usually can't attend our in person meetings to attend and consider starting a PPS in your community.

Registration is required.  Questions can be addressed to

New Meeting Information

Meetings are presently through Zoom until further notice.  We can now reach anyone in the world!

Meetings for 2020

Mondays, 7:00 PM Eastern, New York Time

January 13th  - New Year, New Place!

February 10th - About The Take Charge Campaign

March 9th  - TakeCharge Kick off and discussion What Would You Do? David Fielding, BCPA and Ruthlyn Noel, BCPA 

April 13th Advance Directives,  Susan Capurso, East End Doula Care  and Ruthlyn Noel, BCPA, HealthWhiz Solutions

May 11th Medication and Medical Records Yashar Rafi, PharmD, ISMP and  Leslie Farrington, MD

June 8th  Prepare for your Doctor's Visit

July 13th

August 10th

September 14th

October 12th

November 9th

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If you have a topic you would like addressed - please contact  516-579-4711 at least 1 month before the meeting if possible.

Disclaimer: The information which is shared during Pulse meetings and programs does not constitute professional advice and should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and treatment of any illness either physical, mental or emotional.  Continue here