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 5th Annual Allen & Gwendolyn Crouse Patient Safety Lecture!

Human Factors Engineering & Simulation in Patient Safety

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
Reception begins at 5 p.m.
Lecture to begin at 5:50 p.m.
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center - Kotzen Auditorium

Food and drink will be provided by Pairings Bistro.
Please register by Thursday, September 27.  Seating is limited.

Sam Moskowitz, FACHE, President, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
Cathy Mayer, Quality & Patient Safety Advocate
David Mayer, MD, Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety
Terry Fairbanks, MD, Assistant Vice President, Ambulatory Quality and Safety 
Raj Ratwani, PhD, Director, National Center for Human Factors 
Bill Sheahan, EMT-P, Corporate Vice President and Director of SiTEL 
Kristen Miller, DrPH, CPPS, Scientific Director, Center for Human Factors 
John Yosaitis, MD, Medical Director, SiTEL 

Click here to learn more about the Speakers and Panelists.



Questions about this year’s lecture? Contact Meredith Einck, philanthropy officer, 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/ Concerns? Please contact Meredith Einck, philanthropy officer, via email at [email protected].