Actress | Survivor | Advocate | Speaker
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I’m Alicia Cole. Welcome to my website. This site was designed to share with you a little of my life, my journey and my mission to inspire. To me, life is like a book with many chapters and mine has certainly been a page turner. I share my story in the hopes that I can open hearts & minds and ultimately inspire positive action. So come on in, take your shoes off and visit with me.

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Alicia Cole, Nationally Recognized Speaker


Alicia Cole is a nationally-recognized Speaker and Patient Safety Consultant.  After surviving near fatal Sepsis and Necrotizing Fasciitis, following routine fibroid removal, she co-sponsored and lobbied successfully for passage of two California laws for Infection Prevention Education and Public Reporting of hospital infection rates.  She serves on the Education and Awareness Sub-committees of the California Department of Public Health's Hospital-Acquired Infection Advisory Committee and the Wyoming Infection Prevention Advisory Group (WIPAG)

Alicia has been recognized by the Caregiver Action Network among their list of “25 of the Nation’s Best Practices in Patient and Family Engagement.” Nationally, Alicia has worked with the Department of Health & Human Services, the CDC, and the National Quality Forum.  She Co-leads the Partnership for Patients, Vulnerable Patient Populations Working Group and serves on the Global Patient & Family Advisory Board of the respected Beryl Institute. Featured on ABC’s 20/20, The Doctors, Ask Dr. Nandi, CBS and Fox News, she has also been profiled in HEALTH Magazine, Consumer Reports, HealthLeaders  Media and the Los Angeles Times.  Alicia has presented before CMS QualityNet Forum, World Health Care Congress, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Quality Forum, Cleveland Clinic, Milbank Memorial Fund, The LeapFrog Group, AORN, APIC and many others.

My Work

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I am an Actor.
Some people say that I should use the term ‘actress.’ Call it semantics – if I were a ‘doctor’ would you really care? Besides I only feel like an actress on a Good Hair Day!!

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My Story


I am a Survivor.
(With a capital ‘S’ as in a title I have well earned!) My Great- Aunt used to say, “The Good Lord won’t put more on you, than you can bear… I just wish he didn’t trust me so much!” I feel you Aunt Neenie!

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My Mission

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I am an Advocate.
My Mission is to ensure that patients everywhere are aware of their rights and that they receive quality healthcare delivered safety.
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My Passion

My Passion

I am a Speaker.
I share my story with everyone who will listen in the hopes that I can open hearts & minds and ultimately inspire positive action.

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Alicia’s work recognized by the Caregiver Action Network.

Alicia Cole honored byt the Caregiver Action Network.