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Mike and Joyce speak with Dr. Julia Hallisy about The Empowered Patient Coalition: providing healthcare improvement and patient safety tools directly to consumers.
About Dr. Hallisy:
Dr. Julia Hallisy obtained her BS in Biological Science from the University of San Francisco in 1984 and a second Bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Dental Sciences. In 1988, Dr. Hallisy received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry. Since that time, she has been a full-time practicing San Francisco dentist.
Her second child, Katherine Eileen, was diagnosed at five months of age with bilateral retinoblastoma. Dealing with her daughter’s life-threatening diagnosis, the many recurrences of cancer, and the subsequent treatments for the malignant and aggressive tumors marked the beginning an almost 20-year involvement in our healthcare system. The unique combination of her scientific training, her work as a healthcare provider, and guiding a child through a chronic illness has afforded her invaluable insight as an advocate for patients.
Dr. Hallisy began to research the topic of patient safety in 1998. She has lobbied for health care reform in Washington, DC with Consumer’s Union.
Dr. Hallisy is committed to and passionate about the subjects of patient safety, health care reform and medical error reduction. She is the founder and president of The Empowered Patient Coalition.
Dr. Hallisy was born and raised in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband, John Hallisy, and their two sons, Daniel and Kevin. The Hallisy’s ten-year old daughter, Kate, lost her life-long battle with cancer in February 2000.
Dr. Julia Hallisy is a practicing dentist in San Francisco, California. In 1989, Dr. Hallisy’s late daughter, Katherine, was diagnosed at five months of age with bilateral retinoblastoma. Dealing with Kate’s life-threatening diagnosis marked the beginning of a 20-year involvement in our healthcare system. The combination of her scientific training, her work as a healthcare provider, and guiding a child through a chronic illness has afforded her invaluable insight as an advocate for patients.
The many lessons she learned during Kate’s life became the foundation for her book, The Empowered Patient: Hundreds of life-saving facts, action steps and strategies you need to know. Dr. Hallisy works at The Empowered Patient Coalition non-profit organization and has worked with the California Nurses Association, the IOM Initiative on the Future of Nursing and is a member of the leadership council for the California Regional Coalition working to implement the IOM recommendations.
"Toni Hatton, The Attractive Thinker, was inspired to document her story in Don’t Be
Afraid: He’s Preparing You!, after her first born son was diagnosed with Bilateral
Retinoblastoma which is cancer of the retina in both of his eyes! By the time he was 5 years old,
the decision was made to have his eyes removed in order to save his life! He went from having
normal eyesight to being totally blind all within 24 hours! This story was not only about how
God's presence was with her during the most difficult times in her life, but also how those trials
were His way of preparing her for what He had
purposed for her life."
Take 2 Radio Music chats with The Room on May 31st at 3pm EDT about their career, tour, projects and the story behind the song "Screaming Through the Noise" with special guest speaker Hunter Tylo from the Bold and the Beautiful. Hunter and lead singer, Martin will discuss their journey through Retinoblastoma. Both of them have children affected by this disease. The Room are a Crossover Progressive Rock band hailing from the Southeast of England. Formed in 2010 the band finalised their line up in 2011. Vocalist Martin Wilson and guitarist Steve Anderson from progressive rock band GLD were joined by Andy Rowe on Bass, drummer Andrew Rae and Steve Checkley playing keyboards. The five band members bring together a broad range of musical influences which has helped form The Room’s distinctive style. Smart songs with great melodies are the essence of the bands material. Four highly successful launch shows were played in October 2011 to coincide with the release of a promotional single “A Casual Believer” / “A Multitude of Angels”. Inspired by the reaction to the shows, the band turned to writing and recording their debut album. Florida based label Melodic Revolution Records signed the band in 2012 and released the critically acclaimed album “Open Fire” in December of that year. In addition to a number of warm up shows, The Room play three festivals this year and are currently booking gigs ane support slots around the UK.
The Diva of Days of our Lives will interview fan favorite Matthew Ashford who portrays Jack Deveraux on Days of our Lives. Matthew will make his return to Days on September 23rd. Matt is also in the popular web series "The Bay" as Steve Jensen. Matt and his wife, Christina Saffron Ashford, recently starred in a play titled, "I Do, I Do." We welcome Matt's fans to call in to ask him a question.
The Diva of Days of Our Lives and friends will interview former Days of Our Lives actor, Matthew Ashford. Matthew is known for his role of Jack Deveraux that he played from 1989-2007. Currently, Matthew will be debuting as Steve Jensen on the popular web soap opera, The Bay in early February. Matthew has also appeared on Search for Tomorrow, General Hospital, and One Life to Live. Matthew is the co-founder and board member for Retinoblastoma International, a non profit organization to benefit children with eye cancer through early detection and awareness.
Glenn Louis Parker will be joining me. He was born in Long Beach, California, grew up in the “South Bay” near the beach cities Manhattan Beach & Hermosa Beach, in Lawndale!
He is an Entrepreneur and Photographer and travels throughout the world inspiring others to BE, DO or HAVE anything they wish!
In his own words, "Life is too short to be trapped in a 4 x 4 cubicle in a stuffy office somewhere. I thrive on sunlight and freedom. I have never done well with authority. I am a child of the universe , a free spirit, a sensitive soul."
He has personally survived Cancer of the right eye “retinoblastoma“ at 18 months old and later on in life on more than one occasion.
His unique journey in life has made him reach for more, to live each moment with Joy, LOVE and a vest for life.
Come join us as we share on the beauty of life and our journey leading us into inspiring ourselves and others in the process of living.