Blog Spotlight: $10 million donated to Johns Hopkins for patient safety institute
June 8, 2011
A $10 million gift to Johns Hopkins will be used to start a patient safety institute dedicated to reducing medical errors.
The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality plans to focus on research to develop methods hospitals can use to prevent infections and reduce medical errors, reports The Los Angeles Times.
The $10 million gift is from C. Michael Armstrong, a member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine’s board of trustees. Armstrong told the LA Times that the institute is needed to change the culture of patient safety in the US.