Actress | Survivor | Advocate | Speaker
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President Obama talks about Alicia in his March 25, 2015 national speech!  

Alicia Cole is a nationally-recognized Public Speaker, Health Educator and Patient Safety Consultant.  After surviving near fatal Sepsis and Necrotizing Fasciitis, following routine fibroid removal, Alicia 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.

Alicia was recognized by the Caregiver Action Network as one of the nation's “25 Best Practices in Patient and Family Engagement.”

Nationally, she has collaborated with the Department of Health & Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 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.

Alicia's incredible journey of survival and her dedication to saving others has been 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. 

In addition to her inspiring and motivational Keynotes for women, students and patients, Alicia has received acclaim for her multimedia presentations and interactive workshops before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service's National QualityNet Forum, the World Health Care Congress, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Quality Forum, the Cleveland Clinic, Milbank Memorial Fund, The LeapFrog Group, and professional associations like AORN & APIC and so many more. Call or write to book Alicia for your next event today!

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Alicia Cole, Nationally Recognized Speaker


"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." - Alicia

Here are just a few of the diverse organizations Alicia has worked with:  


AHA_AORN             CleClinicAPIC        cms-hsag         Loyola Law               nqf_ladhs

pFp-cu              wipag-hhs            ihi_QIO             PSM_WorldCongress          SAG_Milbank

Certificate CDC   White House Reservation CDC Certificate

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

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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.