Dwight McKay, BSL, retired in 2005 from a career that included roles as a pastor and facility security manager. Heis a co-founder of the Amputee Support Team of Lancaster, currently volunteers for Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital, and is a member of the Patient Safety Authority’s Patient Advisory Panel and the Patient Safety editorial board. In our first patient commentary, Dwight shares his healthcare experience and underscores the importance of health literacy.
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