Being part of the solution to eradicate preventable medication errors like Emily's, is what the Emily Jerry Foundation strives to do daily. This video tells the very compelling story of how Chris Jerry turned his family's personal tragedy into the foundation's mission which honors his daughter and carries her onward in our hearts. See https://emilyjerryfoundation.org to see what our programs and initiatives are doing to save lives. Please consider making a donation at https://emilyjerryfoundation.org/donate-now.
When we lose our loved one, we are often left thing "What Am I Going To Do Next?" Author and Radio Show Host Chris Jerry and Joni Aldrich both understand what it means to lose a love one and how Advocacy Heals U!
Full Episode of Fox News Reporting, Danger, Beware of the Doctor with Bill Hemmer.
After losing his 2-year-old daughter tragically to a medication error, Chris Jerry's message is of hope, forgiveness, compassion and collaboration. His nonprofit, the Emily Jerry Foundation, is focused on raising awareness of system issues in healthcare and finding solutions.
The RFID in Healthcare Consortium Announces Intelligent Hospital Award Recipients Industry Awards Recognize Leaders in Advanced Healthcare Technology Solutions The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent Hospital.org announced the following nine awards for 2014 and their recipients: Improving Regulatory Compliance was awarded to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Conrad Emmerich, associate vice president for resource management and enterprise visibility; Beverly Essick, D.O.M. and director of clinical compliance and regulatory services; and Mary Jagim, associate director, Office of Enterprise Visibility, will receive the award. The award for Improving the Patient Experience: Care and Safety was awarded to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Receiving the award were Bobbie Carroll, senior director of patient safety and clinical informatics, and Sarah Giga, MS, manager, clinical systems integration. For his team, Dr. Joseph P. Drozda, Jr., director of outcomes research, Mercy, based in Chesterfield, Missouri,received the award for the Most Innovative Use Case. Most Innovative Use of Business Intelligence was awarded to Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware. Receiving the award were Leslie Mulshenock, director, Christians Care’s Heart and Vascular Interventional Services; and Matthew P. Esham, the manager for the Heart and Vascular Information Technology Department. Carleen Penoza, director of infomatics, received the Most Innovative Use for Physical Security award for Beaumont Health System of Royal Oak, Michigan. Conrad Emmerich received the Best Comprehensive Integration award for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The GRAND AWARD 2014 was awarded to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Receiving the award were Bobbie Carroll, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Clinical Informatics,Sarah Giga, M.S., Manager, Clinical Systems Integration. The EDUCATION AWARD 2014 was awarded to Emily Jerry Foundation - Chris Jerry, Founder, Emily Jerry Foundation. The C SUITE AWARD 2014 was awarded to Philip Fasano, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente. Award recipients were invited to participate in the Intelligent Hospital Awards program at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS14) conference and exhibition. The program was held February 24, 2014, at 5:00pm in Exhibit Hall E (8265) at the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion’s Leadership Theater. During the event, recipients were honored, and the 2014 RHCC/Intelligent Hospital GRAND AWARD was announced. The GRAND AWARD was selected from the recipients of the six awards. The judges for the second annual Intelligent Hospital Awards were as follows: Georgia Tech Professor Gisele Bennett; Southern Methodist University associate professor; Daniel W. Engels, University of California-San Francisco Professor Donna Hudson; University of Wisconsin Distinguished Researcher Alfonso Gutierrez; and consultant and retired Lucent Technologies manager, John W. Walz. Members of the Awards Committee are solution leaders from Ascom Patient Systems (US),Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc., Cardiopulmonary Corporation, CareFusion,Clinical Computer Systems, Ekahau, HP Enterprise Services, IEEE, MEPS Real-Time, Inc., Omnicell, Inc., pdc Healthcare, Skylight Healthcare Systems, Inc., Skytron LLC (US), STANLEY Healthcare, US Department of Veterans Affairs, WaveMark.
The Emily Jerry Story: Presented by the RI & MA Society of Health-System Pharmacists
My guest for Episode #203 (and an upcoming Part 2) is Chris Jerry, founder of The Emily Jerry Foundation. The foundation was created in the aftermath of the tragic death of his daughter, Emily - a preventable medical error caused by a number of factors and bad systems. You can read Emily's story here. I first learned about this tragedy a few years back and I blogged about it: "A Pharmacist's Jail Cell Interview -- What Good Does Blame Do?" Some people ask, "Why are you defending a pharmacist who screwed up and killed a sweet little girl?" The main victims were, of course, Emily and her family. That doesn't mean that a simplistic response of punishing and jailing one person will do anything to protect other patients in the future... and Chris Jerry agrees with that view. I saw Chris speak at a conference earlier this year and we finally found an opportunity to record a podcast after talking about this for a few years off and on. The story is powerful and I admire Chris for his work and advocacy to help others — as a way of honoring Emily and her life and memory. In this first part, Chris tells the story of what happened. I'll release the remaining audio as either one or two more parts in future podcast episodes.
In May of 2011, Dr. Charles Denham of TMIT brought Chris Jerry and Eric Cropp together for the very first time for an interview, since Emily Jerry's tragic death. Emily died from a medication error that occurred only days after her second birthday in 2006. Shortly after establishing The Emily Jerry Foundation in 2009, Chris had explained to a number of people, including Dr. Denham, how and why he felt so strongly about publicly forgiving Eric for the death of his beautiful little girl Emily. Many people simply could not comprehend or understand why, as Emily's father, he would ever want to take such a drastic step. This story is highlighted in the Discovery Channel feature titled "Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami: Bring Your Best Board." This video shows extended unseen footage that was not used in the final cut of the show. This has been generously provided to The Emily Jerry Foundation by the producers of the program.
Chris Jerry forgives pharmacist convicted in his daughter's death in this live TV interview.
Honorary NOAPRx Membership to Christopher S. Jerry
An emotionally moving protest video regarding the Emily Jerry medication error.
CNN's David Mattingly talks to a jailed pharmacist who served a six-month sentence for involuntary manslaughter.