Ilene Corina

Pulse Center For Patient Safety Education & Advocacy

Ilene Corina

Pulse Center For Patient Safety Education & Advocacy
Advocate Location
Wantagh , NY 11793
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Special Care & Aging
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
My advocacy is usually short and focuses on safety. If you have experienced harm and now must go back into the medical system and need support, I can support you but ideally I will help you build your local support system around you. They are probably there to help but need to know what to do to support you. We can figure that out together. Every case and every story is unique. Let's have a conversation to learn what your needs are.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is All areas through zoom / Will travel
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
After the death of my young son from a preventable medical error, I used this experience to build a patient safety advocacy nonprofit organization in 1996 that started as a support group and now focuses on patient’s safety. I began to attend medical conferences in 1999 and learned about medical errors and patient safety. I am still involved in national programs and present my work at medical conferences. 25 years later we still look at patient experience as unique to everyone and a very personal journey.

I recognize that patient care is complicated and people do not learn to be patients. Learning from each other is one of the best ways to learn. I visit patients at the bedside and/or work closely with their family to help with hands on support and safety by listening to the patient and learning the individuals needs and expectations.

Often the whole family needs support and I can help with that too.

Pulse CPSEA offers discussion groups, speakers and assists the patient’s family in their journey to safe medical care and treatment. Using the knowledge and support from the experts in the field we are able to support people with tools to get the most out of their medical care and treatment. Learn more at
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Formal Education
Board Certified Patient Advocate
American Hospital Association/ National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Fellowship
Additional Skills
Special areas of interest:
• Working with "vulnerable" populations. People who have disabilities, who are transgender or others who may experience bias.
• Pulse CPSEA is a nonprofit organization where we teach advocacy to families and host virtual discussion groups for patients, caregivers and clinicians
• Ideally I work with families and the friends of the patient to build their support.
• I Study and teach Critical Communication skills to community and healthcare professionals
• Compassionate Communication / NVC / Non-Violent Communication
• Mediation
• Critical thinking
• Family support
Professional Affiliations

• Board Certified Patient Advocate (2019)
• American Hospital Association/ National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Fellowship –Scholarship: Patient Safety Leadership Fellow. Here I developed the Healthcare Equality Project - facilitating focus groups and developing tools to help medical professionals, advocates and family members. We work with vulnerable populations and help diverse populations navigate the healthcare system including people with disabilities, people who are transgender, HIV/AIDS population, disease specific, Hispanic/Latino, teen mothers and others (2010)
• Board, Staff and Volunteer Management,
• Cultural Competency and Health Literacy; Train the Trainer
• Mediation – Healthcare Mediation, Sarah Lawrence College, Basic Mediation EAC, NY (2013)
• Professional Patient Advocate Institute Certificate Program (2012)
• Mediation Training (March 2003)


• NY City Training Birth Justice Defenders in patient safety and advocacy (Summer 2019)
• The Joint Commission Nurse Advisory Council (2016-2019)
• The Joint Commission, Board Member / Commissioner, (2005 - 2018)
• The Joint Commission Patient and Family Advisory Council (2006-2016)
• Northwell Health: Transgender Education for staff (2016-2018)
• North Shore LIJ Health System: Developed system wide patient and family advisory council (2014-2016)
• Patient and Family Advisory Board Mathematica Policy Research (May 2015 – 2017)
• Long Island Health Collaborative (2015 – 2020)
• Board Member ACOG, Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Healthcare (ACOG) (2012 – 2016)
• Healthcare Solutions Connections, Washington DC Consultant (2014-2016)
• Institute Safe Medication Practice “Safe Medicine” (ISMP), Editor Consumer Newsletter (2006 – Present)
• National Patient Safety Foundation, (NPSF) Board of Directors and PFAC (2002-2006)
o NPSF Board of Governors (2006 – 2017)


• 50 Experts Leading the Field in Patient Safety, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2013
• MITSS, HOPE Award, 2010
• 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare, 2009
• Woman of Achievement, Long Island Press, 2007
• “Cheers Award” Institute for Safe Medication Practices, 2006