Author, Journalist, Public Speaker
& Patient Advocate

Suzanne Gordon is an author and speaker with special expertise in healthcare systems, teamwork, patient safety, and nursing.

Ideas, Inspiration, and Strategies for Change from the Front Lines of Care

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Speaking Engagements

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About Suzanne Gordon

Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, The BMJ, and others. She is the co-editor of The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work series at Cornell University Press.

Suzanne is the author, co-author or editor of 19 books including Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front Lines and Beyond the Checklist: What Else Healthcare Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety. Her latest book, The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy Making and Patient Care has just been published by Cornell Publishing. For her coverage of VA Healthcare, Suzanne has received the DAV’s 2017 Special Recognition Award.

Suzanne is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing and an Affiliated scholar with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine’s Wilson Centre. With Lisa Hayes, she has written a play about patient safety and teamwork entitled Bedside Manners.  She is the Senior Policy Fellow at the Veterans’ Health Care Policy Institute.

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The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare

In The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare, award-winning author Suzanne Gordon takes us to the front lines of federal policy-making and healthcare delivery, as it affects millions of Americans whose military service makes them eligible for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) coverage

Featured Books

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Recent Articles

Unhealthy Skeptisim -VA and the Media

From The Washington Monthly July/August 2018 Unhealthy Skepticism by Suzanne Gordon and Jasper Craven Magazine The Department of Veterans Affairs was back in the news this spring—and, as usual, [...]

November Elections and VA Privatization

New Post on Beyond Chron The November Elections and VA Privatization by Suzanne Gordon on July 12, 2018 Robert Wilkie As we approach the mid-term elections, the issue of VA privatization should [...]