Statement from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Emily’s moving story has reinforced for caregivers at our health system the importance of making patient health and safety our highest aspiration. We support the goal of the Emily Jerry Foundation to save lives by reducing and eliminating the human error component of medicine.

Our physicians, nurses and staff have dedicated their lives to helping our patients get well and stay well. We embrace a culture that encourages our caregivers to speak up when they see a potential patient safety issue.

Shortly following the event, the patient’s father addressed our hospital staff during our Patient Safety Week observance. We acted quickly to structure our operations in full compliance with Emily’s Law, its requirements and spirit – including comprehensive education for pharmacy staff. As we serve our community, we continue to emphasize quality and patient safety in all aspects of medical care and treatment.

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