Monthly Archives: June 2011

Chris Jerry Takes Part in TMIT High Performer Webinar with Pharmacist Eric Cropp, Pilot Sully Sullenberger, and others!

The webinar entitled: “A Hospital Accident: Lessons Learned – A Death, A Conviction, and A Healing” was hosted by Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT). The webinar panelists included: Dr. Charles Denham of TMIT, Eric Cropp, Christopher Jerry, Sully Sullenberger – famous for landing his plane on the Hudson River and saving the lives of all his passengers and crew members, Frank Federico, and Matt Listiak.

To download a pdf of the slides from the TMIT High Performer Webinar click here.

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Emily Jerry Foundation and CDEX partnership announced at PR Newswire locations in Times Square, NY and Las Vegas

Below are some photos of the PR Newswire offices that announced our partnership with CDEX via our press release campaign. It’s such a great feeling to see the progress we are making. The more people who hear our story the more children’s lives that can be saved!

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A “Must See” Documentary on Patient Safety

I’ve been working with Dr. Charles Denham who is the Chairman of the Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT) and a Senior Fellow at Harvard for their Advanced Leadership Initiative on a number of patient safety projects. These ongoing projects include things like the recent filming of patient safety documentaries for the Discovery Channel like “Out of the Danger Zone”, various patient safety webinars, etc.

Make sure you watch the incredible documentary created by TMIT titled, “Chasing Zero: Winning the War on HealthCare Harm.” Video embedded below…

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Chris Jerry to Give Speech to Sanford-Brown Students on Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Chris Jerry started the Emily Jerry Foundation, raising awareness and helping to create protective measures to prevent the occurrence of medication errors. We have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to have Chris Jerry speak to our students. Not only is her story important for future pharmacy technicians, but anyone with a future in the medical field as well.

Many of you may have heard the story of Emily Jerry. She was killed by a mistake of a pharmacy technician, and her death is the reason there has been a change in legislation of technician certification requirements in Ohio.

In order to accommodate a large amount of students, we are collaborating with the Cleveland Clinic to host this event at the main campus in Bunts auditorium. Our hope is to not only have our students participate, but also members of the community and the Cleveland Clinic System.

My students take a lot of pride in their profession, and they are very excited about this opportunity. I also encourage you to attend his talk. It would be beneficial to everyone to hear his message.

When: June 30th, 2011

Time: 6:30-8:00PM

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Malacos, Pharmacy Technology Program Director at or by phone: 440-202-3277.

See the official blog post here.

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  • Nate & Katherine

    A Letter to My Children

    Dear Nate & Katherine,

    I truly love and miss, both of you, more than you will ever know! I am so incredibly sorry that you both have had to endure the loss of your baby sister, the death of your uncle, and the breakup of your family in such a short period of time. You both were the absolute best big brother and sister ever and I know how much you both must still hurt and miss her! I genuinely hope and pray that you find some comfort and that you both always know in your heart that little Emily is still watching over all of us!

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    The Emily Jerry Foundation is determined to help make our nation’s, world renowned, medical facilities safer for everyone, beginning with our babies and children. We are accomplishing this very important objective by focusing on increasing public awareness of key patient safety related issues and identifying technology and best practices that are proven to minimize the “human error” component of medicine. Through our ongoing efforts The Emily Jerry Foundation is working hard to save lives every day.

    Thank You So Very Much for Your Support! ~Chris Jerry

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    Advocacy Heals U

    Internet Radio Show Co-hosted by Joni Aldrich and Chris Jerry of the Emily Jerry Foundation

    Through my work as an advocate, I never really knew the profound healing that would occur on a personal level, as Emily’s father. It’s this type of healing process that can occur, for anyone who has experienced or is going through a life-changing crisis, that cohost Joni Aldrich ( and I, discuss on our weekly show called ADVOCACY HEALS U. Please join us every Tuesday at 2:00pm EST and find out how to be an advocate for positive change and how it can, subsequently, heal and inspire you too! Over any web enabled device, you can listen to the show by either going to or If you happen to miss a show it will be rebroadcast each Saturday at 3:00pm EST. All our shows are archived on Click on the button below to scroll through the archives.