Cardinal Health creates fund for improving patient care, safety

August 30, 2007

The grants are designed to reduce the number of annual hospital patient deaths from medical errors.

Cardinal Health is granting up to $1 million to fund programs that improve patient safety and the quality of care at the nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and clinics. The grants are designed to reduce the number of annual hospital patient deaths from medical errors, a figure estimated to be as high as 98,000. To be eligible for funding, facilities must be designated as 501(c) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service and submit a letter of intent to turn in a proposal by Oct. 12. The grants will be awarded in March.

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