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Cardinal Health Establishes $1 Million Grant Fund for Initiatives That Improve Quality, Safety of Patient Care
Date:8/28/2007

p>To be eligible for funding, facilities must be designated as 501(c)(3) by the IRS and submit a letter of intent to submit a proposal by October 12, 2007. Applicants are encouraged to be financially invested in the program through either operating support or in-kind contributions of time and materials. Grants will be announced and awarded in March 2008.

In addition to the corporate commitment to patient safety, the Cardinal Health Foundation has provided more than $10 million for significant health- care initiatives since its inception in 2002. Many of these have a special focus on patient safety including:

- Serving as a lead sponsor for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's

100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaigns.

- Funding important patient safety initiatives in partnership with leading

national and regional organizations, such as the National Quality Forum,

the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Maryland

Patient Safety Center.

- Development of a national poison prevention campaign focused on

medication safety in partnership with SafeKids Worldwide.

About Cardinal Health

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is an $87 billion, global company serving the health-care industry with products and services that help hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies reduce costs, improve safety, productivity and profitability, and deliver better care to patients. With a focus on making supply chains more efficient, reducing hospital-acquired infections and breaking the cycle of harmful medication errors, Cardinal Health develops market-leading technologies, including Alaris(R) IV pumps, Pyxis(R) automated
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