LEBANON, NH — Medical mistakes lead to as many as 440,000 deaths each year, making it the third-leading cause of death in the United States. As part of its ongoing commitment to patient safety, Dartmouth-Hitchcock will present an in-depth documentary about medical errors and the work being undertaken to create a new age of patient safety.

Through interviews with leaders in health care, footage of real-world efforts leading to safer care, and one family’s compelling journey from victim to empowerment, “To Err is Human” provides a unique look at our health care system’s ongoing fight against preventable harm.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock will present two showings of the film, on Monday, October 29 in Lebanon and on Tuesday October 30 in Manchester. The film will be followed by panel discussions including the film’s producer and health care providers and professionals from Dartmouth-Hitchcock They will discuss patient safety issues raised in the film and the work being done at Dartmouth-Hitchcock to reduce medical errors and increase patient safety.

The October 29 presentation will be held at 5 p.m. in Auditoria E-F of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon; panelists in the post-film discussion will include D-H CEO and President Joanne Conroy, MD; “To Err is Human” producer Mike Eisenberg; D-H Chief Quality and Value Officer George T. Blike, MD; Jean Avery, RN, director of the Patient Safety Training Center (PTSC) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; D-H Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel John Kacavas; and Tanya Lord, Director of Patient and Family Engagement for the Foundation for Healthy Communities and the mother of a patient who experienced a medical error at a hospital in another state.

The October 30 presentation will be held at 5 p.m. in Mara Auditorium at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. Blike, Eisenberg, and Lord will be joined on a panel there by Peter Thurber, operations manager of the PTSC, and Jonathan Thyng, MD, Associate Medical Director for Primary Care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua.

The film and the panel discussions are free and open to the public. To learn more about the documentary, visit the “To Err is Human” web site at: https://www.toerrishumanfilm.com/