By PBN Staff
By PBN Staff
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has received a $50,000 grant from the CareFusion Foundation, one of 11 nonprofit health care institutions nationwide to receive funding under the Clinical Excellence Grant Program held annually by the charitable giving arm of health care device manufacturer CareFusion Corp.
To apply for the one-time grant, the hospitals and medical centers were invited to submit a written proposal detailing their plan to develop best practices for improving medication safety. Lifespan won a share of the grant funding for its proposal of a program to improve arterial catheter safety at Rhode Island Hospital.
“The proper management of medications – from the physician order to the pharmacy to the nursing station to the patient bedside – is a critical issue for health care institutions nationwide,” said Dr. Carlos Nunez, chief medical officer for CareFusion. “Working with these nonprofit partners to develop and share best practices for medication management will advance the field at large and help providers deliver safer, more cost-effective care.”
In its first year, in 2013, the Clinical Excellence Grant Program focused on infection prevention. This year, CareFusion sought proposals for improving medication safety and efficiency, including reducing medication errors, improving clinician workflow, increasing pharmacy efficiency and driving medication-use compliance.
To date, the CareFusion Foundation has awarded $1 million to advance health care best practices.
The complete list of 2014 Clinical Excellence Grant Program recipients and their winning program proposals is as follows: