Last week I had the opportunity to speak at CareFusion’s Town Hall Meeting in San Diego which was a live webcast to all of their employees around the globe. This webcast was recorded and I should have a link to it soon. The following are a few of the comments we received on The Emily Jerry Foundation’s Facebook page shortly after the webcast:
“Hi, I work for CareFusion in Australia! I just heard you talk in a recording of our Town Hall Meeting. Thank you for sharing your story. I used to be a Peds Onc Nurse before I came to work at Alaris/CareFusion. The message you share is vital for everyone, all around the world. Thanks again!!!”
“Today..Emily’s dad spoke at our Town Hall.. about the medication error that led to her death… and how he is involved in making a difference in others’ lives… wow. What an amazing heart, to bring awareness to others, and to remind us that those who commit the error are also victims… wow..”
“Watched your video replay today from our CareFusion Townhall meeting. Thank you for your courage to pursue patient safety and your courage to tell your painful story. I know there are still many barriers to transparency and turning the Titanic, but with your help, we are another day closer. I am sorry for your loss of Emily and also the toll it took on your marriage and family. Praying God restores you and your family. You have a gift. Carry on and be strong. This world needs you to talk about medication errors.”
After the webcast Eric Cropp and I gave a lecture to the San Diego Patient Safety Council at CareFusion’s headquarters. Everything went extremely well!