<b>Laura Greenwald</b>

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Industry Communications or Media
Location Los Angeles, CA, United States
Introduction Mother and daughter screenwriting team Laura and Janet Greenwald have been helming The Next of Kin Education Project since 2002. NOKEP began after Jan’s mother Elaine died at the hands of a Chicago hospital due to massive negligence. The hospital failed to notify them that Elaine had even been hospitalized, for days. By the time they were notified it was too late, and Elaine died unnecessarily and alone. After finding out there were no laws in Illinois or California making next of kin notification mandatory, the duo created and enacted three Next of Kin Laws in both states. Jan and Laura then joined forces with medical experts to create The Seven Steps Notification System which gives hospitals the tools they need to perform NOK notifications quickly and easily in almost any situation. Last year they used the background and tools gained through NOKEP to create the Safe Family and Safe Student Action Plans to help families and college students everywhere locate, use and secure their emergency medical information and vital documents into a Grab and Go format they can take with them at a moment's notice – because life, after all, doesn’t come with a pause button.