Safe Repair Project Welcomes Three New Organizations to Its Efforts

The Safe Repair Project is delighted to introduce three new organizations who are partnering with us to educate consumers about why we need to safeguard medical devices from right to repair legislation. We’re honored to join forces with the Hispanic Leadership Fund, National Health IT Collaborative, and Patients Rising. They share our common goal of protecting patients and understand that safety is not something we can put at risk.

Mario H Lopez, President, Hispanic Leadership Fund, stated:

“Joining forces with the Safe Repair Project helps us address the many challenges within the healthcare system facing the Hispanic community.  Healthcare advocacy is a fundamental aspect of our mission to advance market-based solutions that enhance quality of care, empower patients by broadening health insurance access, promote affordability, maintain personal autonomy over health decisions, and support for the most at-risk individuals.  Of course that first means ensuring that health care policy does not inadvertently cause more inequities, and our work with the Safe Repair Project aligns perfectly with that goal.”

Terry Wilcox, Chief Mission Officer & Co-Founder of Patients Rising, stated:

“Ensuring the safety of patients has always been a top priority for our organization, and we are thrilled to lend our support to a fellow patient advocacy group’s mission. The Safe Repair Project is at the forefront of advocating for medical device repairs to be conducted exclusively by trained and regulated professionals, which is essential for maintaining the highest standards of patient safety. Every patient has the right to expect safe, high-quality care from trusted healthcare providers. Our commitment is firm in supporting measures that keep medical devices exempted from legislation that could put patients in harm’s way.”

Luis Belen, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health IT Collaborative, stated:

“The critical technology utilized by physicians and medical facilities to treat patients must always be safeguarded from unregulated repairs. By partnering with the Safe Repair Project, we are ensuring our involvement in vital discussions that prioritize patient safety and better inform underserved communities.  The complexity of medical equipment and technology is fundamental to delivering superior healthcare, and it’s imperative that we persist in championing for exemptions of medical devices from right to repair laws.”