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Cardinal Health Foundation Provides $1.1 Million in Grant Funding to Improve Patient Safety at the Point-of-Care

DUBLIN, Ohio, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cardinal Health Foundation today announced 42 grants, totaling nearly $1.1 million, to help U.S. hospitals, health systems and community health organizations improve the effectiveness, efficiency and excellence of patient care.

The Cardinal Health E3 Grant Program awarded funding of up to $30,000 per grant to health care providers in 25 states. For 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. Since the inception of the E3 Grant Program in 2008, the Cardinal Health Foundation has awarded 189 grants totaling more than $5 million.

As part of this program, the Cardinal Health Foundation also awarded scholarships to 50 healthcare organizations to underwrite the cost of health care professionals to attend professional development programs led by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. These programs seek to teach health care professionals how to create a culture of patient safety within their facilities.

"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 this year's winners and their work to achieve meaningful, long-term improvements."

Organizations receiving funding from the 2012 Cardinal Health E3 Grant Program include:

  • Austen BioInnovation Institute In Akron (Akron, OH)
  • Bayfront Medical Center (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Candler Hospital (Savannah, GA)
  • Capital Region Medical Center (Jefferson City, MO)
  • Central Maine Medical Center (Lewiston, ME)
  • Christus Health Ark-La-Tex (Texarkana, TX)
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, OH)
  • Delta Health Alliance (Stoneville, MS)
  • Duke University Health System (Durham, NC)
  • Florida Society Hospital Pharmacist Research & Education Foundation (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Harris County Hospital District Foundation (Houston, TX)
  • Healthcare For The Homeless-Houston (Houston, TX)
  • John C. Lincoln Health Foundation (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, PA)
  • Lutheran Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Main Line Hospitals (Bryn Mawr, PA)
  • Memorial Hospital Of Boscobel (Boscobel, WI)
  • Michigan Hospital Association (Lansing, MI)
  • National Coalition For Cancer Survivorship (Silver Spring, MD)
  • OhioHealth Foundation (Columbus, OH)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Health Foundation (Camden, NJ)
  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation (Vancouver, WA)
  • Providence Health & Services Oregon (Hood River, OR)
  • Regents of the University of California (Sacramento, CA)
  • Research Institute At Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, OH)
  • Rhode Island Hospital (Providence, RI)
  • Roper St. Francis Foundation (Charleston, SC)
  • South Carolina Hospital Research & Education Foundation (Columbia, SC)
  • Southeastern Regional Medical Center Foundation (Lumberton, NC)
  • Southwest General Health Center (Middleburg Heights, OH)
  • Southwestern Vermont Health Care (Bennington, VT)
  • SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital (St. Louis, MO)
  • St. Anthony's Medical Center (St. Louis, MO)
  • Summa Foundation (Akron, OH)
  • Swedish Medical Center Foundation (Seattle, WA)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Houston, TX)
  • University Health System (Knoxville, TN)
  • University of Cincinnati Foundation (Cincinnati, OH)
  • University of Colorado Hospital Authority (Aurora, CO)
  • Western Maryland Health System (Cumberland, MD)
  • White River Health System (Batesville, AR)
  • Yale New Haven Hospital (New Haven, CT)

About the Cardinal Health Foundation 
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 or

SOURCE Cardinal Health Foundation

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