Jesse Francomano

Pediatric ICU RN, MS Student

“Are you pondering what I’m pondering?”

“Well, I think so, Brain, but if Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why does he keep doing it?”

While we aren’t cracking corn (whatever that means) we are are on our way to becoming strong and influential healthcare leaders. Even of most people don’t seem to care, we must carry on. Indeed I would suggest we are morally obligated to carry on. I hope that one day others will care as deeply as we do. I’m looking forward to the day we all say that we can’t remember what it was like to practice in such an unsafe environment and culture.  

After today’s sessions I continue to remain inspired, but I still have so many questions. As I reflect on the questions I have written down, I think that others need to reflect on them too. Embracing a total transformation of our healthcare system is going… Continue reading

Transformation of a culture

After our first day at The Telluride Experience (The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety) I am struck by many things. It’s encouraging to see so many nursing and medical students coming together to discuss the issues facing modern healthcare. Each person here has a strong spirit and dynamic energy that it going to be put to good use not only this week, but in the future as we each return home and begin to tackle the tough issues on the front lines. Our discussions have led to numerous questions. As I recount some of my thoughts from the day, I will share these questions.

This morning we watched “The Faces of Medical Errors…From Tears to Transparency: The Story of Lewis Blackman.” It’s a poignant retelling of how the system failed one family and ultimately resulted in the unnecessary and untimely death of a 15-year-old boy. One line hit… Continue reading

AELPS 2022 Dates

- CMF Scholars (Week 1)*: 6/5/22 - 6/9/22
*Session exclusive to COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.
- Sorrel McElroy Scholars (Week 2): 6/12/22 - 6/16/22
- Bennathan Scholars (Week 3): 7/19/22 - 7/23/22
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