Monthly Archives: March 2014

EJF Singled Out on Leanblog.org as “Making a Difference For Patient Safety”


We at the Emily Jerry Foundation are proud to announce a mention of our mission/organization by Mark Graban of Leanblog.org in a recent article titled “Some People Who Are Making a Difference for Patient Safety”. Leanblog is run by Mark and focuses on being “Lean in hospitals, business, and our world.” Being “Lean” refers to “The Toyota Way” management system, which has two parts: 1.) Eliminate waste and non-value-added activity (NVA) through continuous improvement, 2.) Practice respect for people. The article highlights three deserving foundations that are making an impact by trying to turn tragedy into triumph. The Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation and The Josie King Foundation join the Emily Jerry Foundation on this list of patient safety advocates that are working to eliminate preventable medical errors. We are thankful for people like Mark who are attempting to shed light on organizations such as ours. I am also excited to have been asked to join Mark as a guest on one of his upcoming podcasts!

Click here to read the full article titled “Some People Who Are Making a Difference for Patient Safety” on Leanblog.org

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Q&A with Chris Jerry in Latest Issue of Pharmacy Purchasing & Products Magazine


Pharmacy Purchasing & Products magazine is the health-system pharmacist’s premier source for practical and actionable information on the products and services that impact their practice. That is why I was very excited to be asked for the opportunity to do a Q&A interview session regarding details on the Emily Jerry Foundation and especially highlighting our advocacy efforts for safe pediatric medication labeling.

Click here to read the full article titled: “Advocating for Safe Pediatric Medication Labeling” which appears in the March 2014 edition.

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EJF Featured in “Patient Safety” USA Today Supplement


The newest issue of Patient Safety hit the newsstands last Friday in select markets as a supplement to USA Today. An article about the Emily Jerry Foundation titled “A Father’s Vow to Prevent the Preventable” is published in the latest edition as well as being featured on the website! I am very excited to continue to move our mission forward, and publicity like this truly helps the cause. Check out all the very important articles at www.patientsafetyupdates.com

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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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  • Our mission

    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 (www.jonialdrich.com) 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 www.W4CS.com or www.W4WN.com. If you happen to miss a show it will be rebroadcast each Saturday at 3:00pm EST. All our shows are archived on iHeartRadio.com. Click on the button below to scroll through the archives.