Ilene Corina is a nationally recognized advocate and community health speaker for patient safety. She is the president and co-founder of PULSE New York. Her work was honored by Long Island’s Channel 12 News. She was named Long Island’s Person Who Made a Difference in 2000.
A member of the board of the National Patient Safety Foundation, Ms. Corina co-chaired the Patient and Family Advisory Council from 2002-2006. In 2002, she spearheaded the first Patient Safety Awareness Week.
A popular lecturer, Ms. Corina has spoken at many medical conferences, hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout the country. She helps doctors, nurses and hospital administrators to understand the patient’s role in patient safety. She also helps healthcare professionals understand the needs of patients and their families after a medical injury or death has occurred. Ms. Corina has produced and directed numerous videos and audio productions for patient safety education. She co-hosted and directed a series on enhancing patient safety called “Patient Safety 101” for a local Long Island radio station.
She worked as a researcher at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Northport, Long Island. While there, she developed the Long Island Patient Safety Coalition that brought together medical professionals for the purpose of sharing best-practice information. Ms. Corina is a board member of the Joint Commission and serves on many committees including the Patient and Family Advisory Group of Joint Commission International. She was the winner of the 2006 Institute of Safe Medication Practices Cheers Award and was declared a Woman of Achievement by Long Island Press in 2007. Ms. Corina has appeared as a patient-safety expert on CNN, Fox News, and other television and radio news shows. She has been interviewed by newspapers and magazines including: Child Magazine, Health Magazine, Long Island Newsday, New York Daily News, Washington Post, American Medical News and Modern Healthcare. Her work has been published by the American Journal of Nursing and Perioperative Nursing Clinics.
Dr. Farrington is a practicing gynecologist on Long Island. She completed residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 1989. After teaching and practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology in the North Shore LIJ Health System for most of the previous 20 years Dr. Farrington started a solo practice of Office Gynecology and Well Woman Care in 2009. This change enables her to spend more time with each patient and devote more time to educating the public in patient safety. Dr. Farrington was involved in the planning and participation of the PULSE Patient Safety Health Fair for Patient Safety Awareness Week in March 2006. She was active in developing the curriculum for the Family Centered Patient Advocacy Training and has co-presented numerous patient advocate training workshops. Dr. Farrington is presently training in Compassionate Communication and has been involved in developing presentations for clinician and patients using compassionate communication skills. Dr. Farrington’s personal experience in her own family has fueled her interest in making a contribution to ongoing efforts of PULSE. She lives in Freeport Long Island with her family.