Development of Safer Sign Out

Safer Sign Out was originally developed by the Safety Leadership Group and physician leaders of Emergency Medicine Associates, PA, PC located in Germantown, Maryland.

annals-of-emergThe basis for the design was derived from the American College of Emergency Physicians Section on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety whitepaper on Improving Handoffs in the Emergency Department by Dickson Cheung, Jack Kelley and 20 other national experts in emergency medicine and safety. Further design input was obtained through clinicians, safety experts, hospital executive and nursing leadership.


Initial Development & Implementation Team

  • Don Infeld, MD (EMA President)
  • Jackie Pollock, CEO, EMA
  • Nicole Bergen, Dir. of Operations, EMA
  • Martin Brown, MD, (EMA CMO)
  • Jileisy Espin
  • John Schnabel, MD
  • Tim Hsu, MD
  • Richard Ferraro, MD
  • Cameron Cushing, MD
  • Michael Kerr, MD
  • Steven Smith, MD
  • David Jacobs, MD
  • Jennifer Abele, MD
  • Michael Silverman, MD
  • Matt Sasser, MD
  • Drew White, MD, MBA
  • Justin Green, MD
  • Napoleon Magpantay, MD
  • Kurt Rodney, MD
  • Sora Chung, MD
  • Karla Lacayo, MD
  • Jon D’Souza, MD
  • Todd Larson, MD
  • Junior Williams, MD
  • Larry Mack-Wilson, PA-C
  • Eric Parvis, MD
  • Elizabeth Cook
  • Drew Fuller, MD, MPH
  • Kilole Kanno, MD

Initial Hospital Development Sites

  • Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD
  • Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, MD
  •  Civista Medical Center, La Plata, MD
  •  Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, MD
  • Montgomery General Hospital, Olney, MD
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, VA
  • Prince William Hospital, Manassas, VA
  •  Reston Hospital Center, Reston, VA
  • Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA
  • Heathcote Health Center, Haymarket, VA
  • Jefferson Memorial Hospital, WVA