Louise Batz

About the Foundation

The Mission

family birthdayThe Mission of the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation is to help prevent medical errors by ensuring patients and families have the KNOWLEDGE they need to promote a safe hospital experience for their loved ones, and to support innovative advancements in patient safety. Our greatest hope is that families, patients, and caregivers will work together as a TEAM to improve safety in our hospitals.

Read Louise Batz’ Story

Our Family

First and foremost, my mom, Louise Batz, was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Her boundless love surrounded her immediate and extended family. This same quality extended to all of her friends and friends of friends. Louise was always there for everyone. On April 14, 2009, Mom went to have knee replacement surgery. On April 26, she tragically lost her life during her stay at the hospital due to complications from medical errors. Please click here to view a copy of the Eulogy read for Louise.

In Louise’s memory, the Batz Family has established the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation.


Who Do We Serve?

louise and grand kidsThe Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation serves men, women, and children of all ages in the United States. The Fund serves anyone who plans to receive or has a loved one planning to receive medical treatment in the United States.

Our Logo

Batz FlowerMy mom and her family have called San Antonio, Texas home since the late 1800’s. San Antonio has a rich culture of Mexican traditions and influence. My mom adored wearing traditional Oaxacan Mexican dresses which are filled with colorful embroidered flowers. The purple flower and colorful vines used for the Funds’ logo came off of one of my mom’s dresses. The flower serves as a symbol of love, happiness and joy, everything that my mom was and will be.