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Health Care Providers Receive $924,000 in Grant Funding to Impact Efficiency, Quality of Care from Cardinal Health Foundation
Hospitals, health systems or other health-related organizations across the country awarded just under $8 million in funding since 2008.

DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cardinal Health Foundation awarded 29 grants totaling $924,551 to help non-profit health care institutions across the country improve the effectiveness, efficiency and excellence of patient care.

The E3 Patient Safety Grant Program supports three types of projects this year:

  1. Projects that improve medication safety as patients transition from the hospital to home.
  2. Projects that use technology, including the use of smartphones, apps, tablets, remote monitoring and telehealth through consumer devices, to increase access to care and engage patients.
  3. Projects that help spread previously successful work.

The Cardinal Health E3 Grant Program awarded funding of up to $45,000 per grant to health care providers in 18 states. Since the inception of the E3 Grant Program in 2008, the Cardinal Health Foundation has awarded just under $8 million in funding to 284 hospitals, health systems or other health-related organizations across the country.

"In just eight years, we've seen E3 Patient Safety grantees improve health care and build stronger, healthier communities across the United States," said Dianne Radigan, vice president of Community Relations at Cardinal Health. "On behalf of Cardinal Health, we are so pleased to continue supporting work that is helping accelerate the rate of change in health care through implementation of evidence-based practices. Our grantees are increasing the effectiveness, excellence and efficiency of patient care, and most importantly, saving lives."

Organizations receiving funding from the 2015 Cardinal Health E3 Grant Program include:

  • Alexian Brothers Health System (Arlington Heights, Illinois)
  • Altru Health Foundation (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
  • Banner Health Foundation (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Baptist Health South Florida, West Kendall Baptist Hospital (Coral Gables, Florida)
  • Boston Children's Hospital (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Care Plus NJ, Inc. (Paramus, New Jersey)
  • Catholic Charities New Hampshire (Manchester, New Hampshire)
  • Centegra Health System Foundation (Huntley, Illinois)
  • Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (Norfolk, Virginia)
  • CJE SeniorLife (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Fairview Health Services (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • Hallmark Health System (Medford, Massachusetts)
  • Health Care Improvement Foundation (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Magee Rehabilitation Hospital (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Memorial Health Care System Foundation (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
  • Mission Healthcare Foundation, Inc. (Asheville, North Carolina)
  • Mountain States Health Alliance (Johnson City, Tennessee)
  • OhioHealth Foundation (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Providence House, Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia (Norfolk, Virginia)
  • Southwest General Health Center (Middleburg Heights, Ohio)
  • The Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • University of California Irvine Accounting Office (Irvine, California)
  • University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition (Sedona, Arizona)
  • Virginia Mason (Seattle, Washington)
  • West Virginia Health Right, Inc. (Charleston, West Virginia)
  • Yale-New Haven Health System (New Haven, Connecticut)

Cardinal Health Foundation's E3 Grant Program is now seeking proposals for its 2016 funding initiatives. For more details, and to complete the electronic application, visit www.cardinalhealth.com/community. All proposals are due by Friday, Dec. 4, 2015; extensions will not be granted.

About the Cardinal Health Foundation
The Cardinal Health Foundation supports local, national and international programs that improve health care efficiency, effectiveness and excellence and the overall wellness of the communities where Cardinal Health's (NYSE: CAH) nearly 35,000 employees live and work. The Cardinal Health Foundation also offers grants to encourage community service among its employees and works through international agencies to donate much-needed medical supplies and funding to those who need them in times of disaster; because Cardinal Health is #AllInForGood. To learn more, visit www.CardinalHealth.com/community and visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CardinalHealthFoundation.

SOURCE Cardinal Health Foundation

For further information: Courtney Tobin, (614) 553-3539, courtney.tobin@cardinalhealth.com

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