As one of the nation’s leading experts on the art of confident conversations in healthcare, MEREDITH HURSTON is the Founder of M Squared Healthcare, a boutique healthcare consulting agency focusing on patient advocacy, safety in the healthcare landscape, the patient-doctor relationship, and digital media strategies for health and wellness practitioners.
Her agency, M Squared Health, consults with the nation’s top medical schools and government agencies on patient engagement strategies, while offering unique insight from her experiences as a healthcare professional, long-term caregiver, patient and digital media publisher.
Meredith’s presentations are driven by a simple three-step model outlined in her upcoming book, The Confident Patient Handbook. Some of her popular presentation topics include: Common Pitfalls of Healthcare: How to Protect Yourself, Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Engaging Patients in Their Healthcare.
A native of Flint, Michigan, Meredith finished her undergraduate studies at The University of Michigan-Flint, where she joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. After completing a graduate degree in healthcare administration, she now works at the nation’s top rated hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a board certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist currently focusing her efforts on healthcare quality and patient safety.
Her reputation as a passionate, no-nonsense advocate for patients and their safety has created a buzz in the medical community. Driven by faith and dedication to closing the gap in healthcare disparities, Meredith serves as an ePatient Advisor to the Stanford Medicine X program. Meredith believes in strengthening the health literacy of patients, families and consumers to improve their confidence when speaking to medical professionals. This key element will allow more patients to take an active role in decision-making for their health. She has committed the use of her voice to make that happen.