In September of 2019, I spent some time in the state capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, on behalf of the Emily Jerry Foundation. I was working with the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists (PSHP) team of pharmacy experts,… Read More
Posted on October 24, 2019
Kicking Off the University Hospitals Quality & Patient Experience Medical Staff Summit
I was honored to give a talk to help kick off the University Hospitals Quality & Patient Experience Medical Staff Summit, yesterday evening, at Fowler’s Mill in Chesterland, Ohio. It was also great to see my friend Dr. Peter Pronovost (to my left) in attendance. Peter is a critical care physician who is world renowned for his work in patient safety. Very early on, when I was first establishing the Emily Jerry Foundation, and just learning about patient & medication safety, high reliability organizations, clinical workflow, etc., he was one of the very first clinical experts to actually pick up the phone and take my call, providing much needed advice and direction with the work I am so passionate about today! Hard to believe that it was over ten years ago, when he was still at Johns Hopkins! Now, I am very pleased to say that Peter is the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at University Hospitals in my hometown of Cleveland!
I just arrived in Houston, Texas for the TSHP Neonatal & Pediatric Pharmacy Symposium, where I will be giving the Keynote Address titled, “From Heartbreak to Victory – Saving Lives by Preventing Errors Before They Happen!”