Healthcare advocate, Speaker and Author
Hospital Warrior: helping you get the best hospital care for someone you love
Bonnie Friedman is passionate about hospital healthcare. Her expertise is hard-won, based on more than 24 years of advocating for her husband through 14 separate hospitalizations—some routine, some quite dramatic and some truly life-and-death experiences.
Today her husband is thriving, and Bonnie Friedman is sharing her experience through blogging, speaking and writing to help others get the best care for their loved ones too.
She speaks to community organizations, caregiving and civic groups, congregations and others interested in healthcare, advocacy, caregiving, aging in place and related issues. She also blogs regularly and is the host of a podcast, Advocates and Experts.
She is author of the book, Hospital Warrior: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One. It is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide with tips, insights and advice on how to navigate the hospital environment and culture. It is also a story of love, family and thriving.
Before writing Hospital Warrior, she managed her own communications consulting firm, specializing in public, non-profit and small business clients. The consultancy grew from her many years working for the federal government in a variety of positions including Communications Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Marketing Director of the Small Business Administration.
She began her career at the National Institutes of Health after graduating from American University in Washington, DC.