Crouse Lecture

Crouse Patient Safety Lecture

Each year, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Health Institute for Quality and Safety host the Allen and Gwendolyn Crouse Memorial Patient Safety Lecture. The lecture offers an opportunity for our caregivers and community members to learn about the latest developments in patient safety and the role that each of us has to play in reducing adverse outcomes for patients and families.

Join Us at the 6th Annual Allen & Gwendolyn Crouse Patient Safety Lecture!

Twenty years after the Institute of Medicine Report: To Err is Human. Where are we today regarding patient safety?

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6 to 8 p.m.
Kotzen Auditorium at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Please register by Wednesday, September 25. Seating is limited.


Lucian Leape, MD is adjunct professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health and a health policy analyst whose groundbreaking research has focused on patient safety and the quality of care. He is internationally recognized as the leader of the patient safety movement, beginning with the publication of his seminal article “Error in Medicine” in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1994.




Carolyn Clancy, MD is the deputy under Secretary for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks. Prior to her current position, she served as the deputy under Secretary for Health for Organizational Excellence overseeing veterans health administration, as well as 10 years as the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In 2018, Dr. Clancy was named, by Modern Healthcare magazine, as one of 2018’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.




Martin “Marty” J. Hatlie, JD is co-director of the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety. He also is CEO, Project Patient Care (PPC), a nonprofit organization that serves as the Chicago region’s safety and quality improvement coalition and is dedicated to using the voice of the patient to improve care. Mr. Hatlie also is the owner of Partnership for Patient Safety (p4ps®), which developed the acclaimed First Do No Harm® video series, now distributed in more than 40 countries.




The event will stream on Facebook Live, click below for the event page.

Questions about this year’s lecture? Contact the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety via email at [email protected]

Donate to the Allen and Gwendolyn Crouse Patient Safety Fund

Support the annual lecture series to help our physicians, clinicians and staff members continue their education and training on patient safety and quality of life.



Please join us in supporting Allen and Gwendolyn Crouse’s lifelong passion for education and to better the vibrant community surrounding MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, where they lived and raised their family.

Learn more about the MedStar Health Institute for Quality and Patient Safety.

Allen and Gwendolyn Crouse

Allen and Gwendolyn CrouseAllen and Gwendolyn Crouse were married in 1951 and resided in Harford County, Maryland, where they raised their eight children. Mr. Crouse worked very hard, throughout his life, to support his family. He left formal schooling after the third grade to take a full-time job in a local factory to help his parents. He went on to build several successful businesses that allowed him to provide for his growing family.

Mr. and Mrs. Crouse placed a high value on education for their children, encouraging each one to attain their full potential. They were very proud of the pioneering work of their son-in-law, Dr. David Mayer, to make health care safer for everyone through education of the next generation of physicians, nurses, therapists, and other professionals. They believed strongly in this work and wanted to see it continue. The lecture series named in their honor is a fitting tribute to their memory and their legacy.


Questions or Comments? Contact the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety via email at [email protected]