Johns Hopkins Receives $10M for New Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

Johns Hopkins Medicine has received a $10 million gift to establish the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, according to a Johns Hopkins news release.

The Armstrong Institute, which will oversee all of the current patient safety and quality efforts at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is designed to apply scientific principles to the study of patient safety. The focus will be on eliminating preventable harm for patients, eliminating health disparities, ensuring clinical excellence and creating a patient safety-oriented culture.

The gift comes from C. Michael Armstrong, the chairman of the board of trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine and retired chairman of Comcast, AT&T, Hughes Electronics and IBM World Trade Corporation.

Johns Hopkins Medicine expects to name a director of the Armstrong Institute shortly.

Read the news release about the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

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