Dr. Tim Vanderveen at CareFusion Sends Thoughtful Note About Our Recent Appearance in San Diego
We just received the following e-mail from Dr. Tim Vanderveen at CareFusion regarding our presentations the week before last in San Diego. I was very moved by it and wanted to share it with our supporters. Each and every presentation The Emily Jerry Foundation makes seems to leave a lasting imprint on the participants involved. We hope to continue to build momentum with great partners such as CareFusion.
Chris, Eric and Lisa,
On behalf of the 15,000 employees of CareFusion, I wanted to send you a note thanking you for participating in our Town Hall meeting. In addition to our San Diego based employees, your presentation on the tragedy of Emily’s death and the incredible efforts that your foundation is undertaking reminded all of our employees of why we do what we do as we focus on caregiver and patient safety. Just today as I was walking through our company cafeteria one of our maintenance staff stopped me to tell me how proud he was to work for a company that was focused on preventing the kind of errors that took Emily’s life.
I also want to pass on my thanks from our colleagues in the San Diego Patient Safety Council for the presentation by you and Eric. Again, nothing but positive feedback. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be for both you and Eric to stand in front of so many people who you never met, and most likely will never see again, but have the courage to share the intimate details of the tragedy, blame, forgiveness, and the unique partnership you have created. I suspect everyone hearing your stories could not imagine being able to do what you are doing if God forbid they were to experience a similar tragedy.
We all send our best wishes and applaud your work and sharing your unique and powerful example of making the world a better place.