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BD Joins National Patient Safety Foundation Corporate Council, Furthers Commitment to Safety
Date:11/13/2013

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and BOSTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced it has joined the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Corporate Council. The membership will enable BD to work alongside the Foundation and its constituent groups, including healthcare providers, other service and product providers, and patient and family representatives to raise awareness of patient safety issues and create solutions that address them.

"Our drive to create a safer healthcare system is deeply rooted in BD's commitment to improving access and outcomes of healthcare," said Bill Kozy, Executive Vice President, BD. "We are honored to stand alongside the National Patient Safety Foundation in discussing the actions needed to improve patient safety, with a particular emphasis on ensuring safe preparation and administration of medications. In this mission, we recognize the need to improve clinical outcomes while simultaneously lowering the cost of care and are committed to creating solutions that do both."

"It is a pleasure to welcome BD as the newest member of the NPSF Corporate Council," said NPSF President Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS. "BD's engagement with us speaks volumes about its organization-wide commitment to safe patient care. We very much look forward to BD's insights and partnership as we strive together to deliver on the patient safety mission."

Making patient care safer is a common goal of NPSF and members of its Corporate Council, which allows for the sharing of ideas among stakeholders with diverse perspectives.

For more information on safe medication delivery, visit www.bd.com/us/medicationsaf
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