Summa Health System Presents: The Emily Jerry Story – August 17 – Summa Akron City Hospital
I filled you in on this event earlier this month. Below are the details I’ve been waiting to announce…
President & CEO, Emily Jerry Foundation
Former Pharmacist & “Second Victim”
Sponsored by the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pharmacy
Date: August 17th, 2011
Time: Sign in will begin at 7:45am
Presentation is 8:00am – 9:30am
Seating is first come, first served
Location: Raymond C. Firestone Auditorium
Professional Center South
Summa Akron City Hospital
– Discuss the events surrounding a medical mistake that resulted in
a patient death and a criminal prosecution.
– Identify the proposed 5 rights of the caregiver when a patient is
harmed during the process of care.
– Identify the qualities of a safety culture that enhance harm prevention.
– Describe Summa Health System’s “I’m 4 Safety” program elements.
About the Presentation
Learn how the tragic story of two-year old Emily Jerry’s untimely death from a medication error in Ohio in 2006 has positively impacted the entire patient safety movement. Emily’s father, Christopher Jerry, turned tragedy into triumph through the establishment of The Emily Jerry Foundation and the passage of “Emily’s Law” in Ohio in 2009. His passion for patient safety has grown to advocate just as passionately for the caregiver.
Eric Cropp has sixteen years of pharmacy experience, the majority of that time in the oncology field. Cropp was a pharmacist on duty when a technician under his supervision made an error in preparing chemotherapy intended for Emily Jerry. Emily died three days after the medication was administered. Cropp was ultimately convicted of involuntary manslaughter and served jail time.
Hear the compelling story of how Cropp and Jerry have teamed up in Emily’s honor in an effort to improve patient safety.
For further information, please contact Maria Giannakos at 330-375-3164.
Summa Health System is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for
physicians. Summa Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is also eligible for 0.15 Ohio CEUs for continuing pharmacy education.