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DENVER (AP) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting Denver to highlight a program aimed at stopping preventable injuries and complications in patient care.

Sebelius will join hospital officials, doctors, nurses and patients Wednesday at Denver Health to discuss Partnership for Patients. Donald Berwick of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will also be on hand.

Federal officials say the new program is projected to save 60,000 lives by ending injuries and complications in patient care and has the potential to save up to $35 billion, including up to $10 billion for Medicare.

The program is being funded by $1 billion in the federal health overhaul.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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