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Patient Safety Summit

The Patient Safety Summit- Postponed

The Patient Safety Summit, scheduled for March 13, has been postponed due to uncertainty around novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause registrants.


Building on the Culture of Trust: Patient Safety Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

building on the culture of trust

Event Highlights

  • Two keynote presentations:
    • David Marx: CEO of Outcome Engenuity, a Dallas-based risk management firm. David has a BS in Mechanical Systems Engineering (1985) and Juris Doctor in Law (1997). David's firm currently spends the majority of its effort on helping high-consequence organizations develop values-supportive practices and culture.
    • Jack Gentry is a lifelong Baltimore resident. He graduated from Loyola College, now Loyola University Maryland, in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in history. Jack joined the Baltimore City Police Department after graduation and worked in various fields of law enforcement throughout his 37-year career. His expertise included 26 years of hostage negotiation, 14 of which he served as the instructor and coordinator of the team. In 1994, Jack became a member of the Baltimore City SWAT team, eventually serving as a team leader. As part of the SWAT team, Jack was a member of the Emergency Services Unit. Jack was a highly decorated police agent throughout his extensive career. His awards include four bronze stars, five unit citations, a Life Saving Award, a Mayoral Citation of Valor, two police commissioner ribbons of excellence, and a departmental commendation ribbon. He was a 1987 nominee for Baltimore City Police Officer of the Year, and in 1988 he received the Maryland State Police Officer of the Year award. Jack retired from the police department in 2012.

      In addition to his police career, Jack was an avid woodworker and carpenter, designing and building custom cabinets and furniture. He also spent 12 years as a Little League baseball coach and enjoyed skiing, camping, spelunking, hiking, rock climbing, golfing, sailing, traveling and competitive running. Additionally, he and his wife, Teresa, raised three successful boys.

      Jack was looking forward to an active retirement, but his plans changed drastically in April 2013 when he was seriously injured as a result of a medical error during an elective surgery to repair two bulging disks in his neck. Jack was paralyzed from the neck down.

      The story of what happened next is unusual in U.S. health care and exemplifies how a determined patient, working together with a dedicated physician and health system that put into practice their values of caring and transparency, can move forward and make the best of a tragic, life-altering situation.

  • Presentation of the E. Robert Feroli Award for Excellence in Medication Safety
  • Podium and poster presentations by Johns Hopkins faculty and staff members
  • Information booths and networking with safety champions from across our health system


Johns Hopkins Health System employees may register for free, but seats are limited. Please note that upon registration, you will be asked to provide an internal order number or cost center number. This fund will only be charged a fee if registration is canceled.

All Johns Hopkins University employees must complete and upload the tuition remission form before registering.  If you have any questions regarding the tuition form, please email

Space is limited, and rates are as follows:

Johns Hopkins University employees

$ 699

Johns Hopkins Health System employees


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
This activity is eligible for ACPE and ANCC credit; see final CPE/CNE activity announcement for specific details.


For questions about the event, please email

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