No one could have predicted the course of events that brought Lisa and Ridley Barron together. God works that way sometimes. The end result for them is an amazing picture of faith, determination and promise.
Ridley’s family was ravaged by a terrible car accident that took his wife followed by a hospital-induced medication error that took his toddler. Lisa’s family was ripped by the pain of failed marriages and broken promises. From the ashes of their individual stories, they have partnered together to bring the good that God promises can come in even the worst situations.
Now, as they work to “swirl” (a word they prefer over blending) their family, they also work to encourage others in the medical industry and in faith-based settings.
Ridley has emerged as a nationally known speaker on topics such as quality of care, survivor guilt, sentinel events and the second victim in hospital errors. He also leads marriage and family retreats, young adult and youth conferences and leadership training for many organizations.
Lisa’s own reputation has grown as she speaks to encourage women around the country with words gained from practical insight, laughter and personal faith.
Together, they form a partnership founded on bringing positive change. They do this in a wide array of venues. Their purpose is to bring hope, healing and forgiveness wherever the doors of opportunity open.
Today, Ridley and Lisa live in Thompsons Station, TN with their four kids: Morgan, Harrison, Abby and Landon.
To book Ridley Barron call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.
Every 1/2 Second Counts– a victim’s perspective on quality care.
Ridley Barron's presentation is a significant one for every healthcare worker. From the new CNA to the seasoned CEO his powerful message leaves a lasting impression. Carrying the power of personal experience, Ridley approaches the subject of Patient Safety as few can. The tragic events surrounding his son and his family provide the backdrop for what is a powerful message on quality of care, excellence in health care, full disclosure and the second victim.
The Learner will be able to:
- Recognize how to create a consumer/user friendly environment.
- Demonstrate methods on how to make time for clients and their families. (a patient first philosophy)
- Present outcome diagnosis in an appropriate level of severity and transparency.
- Communicate in language understandable to all clients and their families.
- Show an increased awareness of individual patient concerns.
- Create both family-centered and staff-centered care that takes place in a threat free environment. (greater awareness of safety issues)
*This is information given by Ridley Barron as part of his live presentation on Hospital Safety and Patient Awareness: Every 1/2 Second Counts. It is unlawful to present this information in any format without the express written permission of Ridley Barron Ministries.
Disclosure Statement: The views in this presentation are expressed by the presenter on the sole basis of his personal experiences. It is his intent to share these thoughts as an encouragement and as points of discussion for those who witness this presentation. The presenter is not a healthcare professional, has no medical background or education, nor does he serve anyone from the healthcare field as a legal representative. The views expressed are those of the presenter and do not represent the thoughts, ideas or teachings of anyone else.
• Author of The Emperor of All Maladies • Oncologist and Cancer Researcher • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Science Writer
Bestselling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products & Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
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