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Krista Hughes
Krista Hughes
Hughes Advocacy
Krista Hughes
Hughes Advocacy
Advocate Location
Birmingham, AL 35213
Specialty
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Decision Support
Advocate Location
Birmingham, AL 35213
Advocate Specialty
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Decision Support
How I Can Help
Our Mission is to educate and empower patients to be proactive with their health, not reactive. By providing patients with resources, we help them make informed medical decisions that enhance their lives, ensuring they receive the best patient experience, safety, and quality of care that they need and deserve. Our goal is to be your voice and put you back at the center of your care. 
 
 
 

Important Information About Me
  • I am insured.
  • My geographical area of practice is Birmingham.

Formal Education
Bachelor of Science, Communication Disorders, Auburn University 1995-1996
 
 Communication Disorders - Speech-Language Pathology, University of Alabama 1991-1195

Why I Became a Professional Health Care Advocate
Krista Hughes, President, Hughes Advocacy
 
I am the CEO of Hughes Advocacy, a private patient advocacy firm that helps patients and their families navigate the health care system and get the best medical care possible. Understanding that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., I founded Hughes Advocacy to educate patients, help reduce the incidence of medical errors, and assist others as they navigate the complexities of the healthcare system.  I personally have been affected by a preventable Medical Error.
 
On behalf of the White House Office of American Innovation, Hughes Advocacy has been invited to attend the Blue Button 2.0 Developers Conference at the White House.  It is an honor and privilege to be part of the discussion on improving patient care! She also attended the Hospital Quality Star Rating System hosted by CMS in Baltimore, MD
 
I have over 25 years of experience working in the medical industry for Fortune 500 Companies like Cardinal Health.   She has also worked for CareFusion, C.R. Bard, and Karl Storz.  Prior to founding Hughes Advocacy, I worked as a medical device representative in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle. My primary focus has been in the operating room, where I was exposed to various clinical situations and patient needs. This knowledge and awareness now influence my efforts to support others in healthcare matters.  
 
I am a graduate of Auburn University and the University of Alabama in which I earned a degree in Communicative Disorders.  My company, Hughes Advocacy, is based in Birmingham, Alabama.
 
I am a Board Certified Patient Advocate through the Patient Advocate Certification Board.   Hughes Advocacy is a member of The Alliance of Professional Health Advocate.  A background check is available upon request.  Moreover, you can compare my credentials with the patient advocate board certification standards. 
 
My goal is to be your voice and put you back at the center of your healthcare!  This is done through education and empowerment, which gives hope to the clients that I serve. 
 
 

Professional Organizations and Affiliations
Krista is a Board Certified Patient Advocate

Memberships/Partnerships:

- APHA
- Greater National Advocates
- CampaignZERO
- NAHAC
- Patient Safety Movement
- Leapfrog Group




 




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