Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Emily Jerry Foundation & University Hospitals partner for National Patient Safety Awareness Week 2012.

My beautiful Emily would have been eight years old a few days ago on February 24th. Words cannot express how it feels, or how meaningful it is as Emily’s father, to be honoring my little girl by announcing our foundation’s new program, The Emily Jerry Pediatric Safe Patient Initiative and by giving this very important keynote speech at University Hospitals to begin National Patient Safety Week. The Emily Jerry Foundation has been working closely with University Hospitals over the past year, to find effective ways to collaborate in the area of patient safety, learning from Emily’s story, and trying to prevent similar errors from occurring again.

The following is the official poster University Hospitals will be posting internally. Click the image below to download a pdf with all the event details…

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February 21st – The Delaware Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists presents “Intravenous Medication Compounding: Lessons Learned from a Fatal Error and Recommendations for Best Practices”

2012 is ramping up quite nicely for the Foundation. We have a major speaking engagement for The Delaware Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists scheduled for February 21st in Conshohocken, PA. This event is titled “Intravenous Medication Compounding: Lessons Learned from a Fatal Error and Recommendations for Best Practices.”

The speakers include myself, Eric Cropp, and my good friend Michael Cohen, President of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. We are hoping to continue to make a worthwhile impact with our story and this event promises to be another great opportunity to do just that.

To read all the details of the event click on the image below to download the pdf…

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March 3 – Huntsville, Alabama 2012 PATIENT SAFETY SYMPOSIUM

I am truly excited to travel to Huntsville, Alabama this March to take part in the 2012 Patient Safety Symposium. As I have found my calling in being a Patient Safety Advocate each presentation seems to become more and more important. I am honored and humbled to have been asked to attend. This will be a great event, hopefully I’ll see some of you there!

To read all the details about the event click on the image below…

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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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    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.