LMC AWARDED CARDINAL HEALTH FOUNDATION GRANT TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY AT THE POINT-OF-CARE
Thursday, September 20, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER AWARDED CARDINAL HEALTH FOUNDATION GRANT TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY AT THE POINT-OF-CARE
September 20, 2012, Brooklyn, NY
Lutheran Medical Center has been awarded a grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation's E3 Grant Program for expanding cost-effective operating room efficiency procedures in a multilingual environment. The funds - nearly $30,000 - will help to improve operating room efficiency and patient safety. Lutheran is one of 40 organizations, out of over 200 applicants, awarded this elite grant.
In 2012, the Cardinal Health E3 Grant Program awarded more than $1 million in grant funding to help over 40 health care providers in 25 states improve the excellence, effectiveness and efficiency of health care they provide to patients. This is the third consecutive year, this competitive grant program specifically encouraged providers to submit funding requests for programs that seek to improve medication management or operating room safety.
"We're pleased to support health care providers that are working to implement best practices and improve the effectiveness, excellence and efficiency of patient care," said Shelley Bird, executive vice president of public affairs for Cardinal Health and chairperson of the Cardinal Health Foundation. "We congratulate Lutheran Medical Center and their work to achieve meaningful, long-term improvements."
The Cardinal Health Foundation supports local, national and international programs that improve health care quality and build healthy communities. The Cardinal Health Foundation also offers grants to encourage employee service to the community and works through international agencies to donate much-needed medical supplies and funding to those who need them in times of disaster. To learn more, visit www.cardinalhealth.com/community.
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