Foundation seeks applicants for grants for patient safety

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For the fifth consecutive year, the Cardinal Health Foundation will award more than $1 million in grants to U.S. healthcare providers that are seeking to improve the efficiency and quality of their patient care.

Grant applicants can submit funding requests for projects that will improve medication safety—particularly for patients moving from the hospital to the home health setting—or operating room safety, through use of World Health Organization surgical safety checklists.

Grantees working to reduce surgical errors will have access to support from members of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Those working on medication safety projects will have access to support from the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions team.

Applications must be submitted to Cardinal Health by Dec. 2.

The E3 Grant program was started in 2008 and has awarded 147 grants totaling more than $4.25 million, according to the foundation.