LHATF Announces 2016 Funds for Safety Grant Recipients

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Louisiana Hospital Association Trust Funds have announced the 14 recipients for the 2016 Funds for Safety Grant, their annual project funding initiative.

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Each year, the Funds for Safety Grant Program awards up to $300,000 to LHA Trust Funds members for initiatives designed to improve safety or reduce liability exposure.

The Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) Trust Funds announced the 14 recipients of its Funds for Safety grant Tuesday. Each year, the Funds for Safety Grant Program awards up to $300,000 to LHA Trust Funds members for initiatives designed to improve safety or reduce liability exposure.

“Every year, we receive numerous innovative project ideas from our member organizations designed to improve patient safety at their facility,” said Cindy Dolan, President and CEO of LHA Trust Funds. She added, “I am glad we are able to provide resources to assist our members in implementing these extraordinary ideas to improve safety in their facilities.”

The 2016 Funds for Safety Grant Recipients are: Acadia-St. Landry Hospital, Avoyelles Hospital, Bunkie General Hospital, East Carroll Parish Hospital, Lane Regional Medical Center, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, North Oaks Health System, Richardson Medical Center, Shreveport Surgery Center of Caddo Parish, St. James Parish Hospital, Terrebonne General Medical Center, Winn Parish Medical Center and Woman’s Hospital.

Created in 2012 to help fund LHA Trust Funds members’ initiatives to improve patient or visitor safety, the Funds for Safety Grant Program has awarded $1.5 million to fund 71 unique projects of member hospitals in Louisiana. These initiatives include reducing medication errors, preventing patient falls and infections, improving patient outcomes, security and communication and implementing new technology to improve the culture of safety.

For more information about the Funds for Safety Grant Program or to learn more about this year’s recipients or past recipients, please visit our website at LHATrustFunds.com/FundsforSafety.

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