Clinical Excellence Grant Program
Advancing infection prevention
The CareFusion Foundation provides grant opportunities for U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organizations working to achieve clinical excellence and establish best practices in healthcare safety and efficiency.
In 2012, the Foundation launched a $500,000 grant program to help identify and share infection prevention best practices across hospitals and healthcare organizations nationwide. In May 2013, we awarded 11 healthcare organizations one-time grants of up to $50,000 each to support programs that aim to improve infection prevention practices.
Programs selected to receive grant funding in 2013 include:
- Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Expanding antimicrobial stewardship through the use of rapid diagnostics
- Boston Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
Preventing post-operative pulmonary complications: ICOUGH education project
- Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Implementation of standardized infection prevention protocol to eliminate surgical infections in pediatric patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion for scoliosis
- The Cleveland VA Medical Research & Education Foundation,Cleveland, Ohio
Monitoring and feedback intervention to improve the quality of preoperative bathing
- NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
The effects of antibiotic stewardship on surgical site infection rates at an orthopedic institution
- Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Penn.
Prospective evaluation of procedural povidone iodine rectal preparation (PIRP) to reduce infectious complications following ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsy
- RML Specialty Hospital, Hinsdale, Ill.
The impact of managing clutter on infection rates in a long-term acute care hospital
- Sharp Healthcare Foundation, San Diego, Calif.
“It's OK to Ask” hand hygiene education and awareness program
- St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, NY
Collaborative pilot program to reduce C. difficile rates in a long-term care environment
- University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colo.
Determining high-touch areas in the operating room with levels of contamination
- Wayne State University Hospital
Automating surveillance for ventilator associated events
The application period for Clinical Excellence Grants is now closed. We intend to announce the 2013-2014 Clinical Excellence Grant program later this year, including funding criteria and guidelines for submitting grant proposals. For questions related to the CareFusion Foundation or the Clinical Excellence Grant program, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The CareFusion Foundation does not review or support unsolicited grant requests or award grant funding to healthcare organizations outside of the Clinical Excellence Grant program. Learn more.