Avoidable Hospitalizations in Cuyahoga County Fall by Nearly 3,000 for Patients with Common Cardiovascular Conditions, Saving More than $20 million
January 30, 2013 | News Release
Avoidable hospitalizations in Cuyahoga County, Ohio—one of RWJF’s Aligning Forces for Quality communities—fell by nearly 3,000 for patients with common cardiovascular conditions, saving more than $20 million in health care costs.
New Study Finds Combination of Strategies and Practices Can Dramatically Reduce Deadly and Costly Infections Associated with Hospital Stays
September 13, 2012 | News Release
A new study reveals that combining several tested and proven practices for preventing central line associated bloodstream infections with a program to improve safety, teamwork and communication, can dramatically reduce the infection rates.
August 28, 2012 | News Release
Interdisciplinary study affirms vital role of nurses in ensuring patient safety, focuses on work environment factors that improve health and fiscal outcomes.
February 21, 2012 | News Release
Innovation competition challenged software developers to create apps that enable patients to easily access information comparing the quality of care provided by local doctors and hospitals.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Launches Web Site to Help Patients Compare Local Hospitals and Physicians
June 28, 2011 | News Release, Story
Comprehensive Directory Makes it Easier to Find Information on the Quality and Cost of Local Health Care
September 12, 2010 | News Release
Making signage easy to understand and eliminating language barriers is one simple way to iimprove the health care experience for everyone.
September 7, 2010 | News Release
Proposal would reward drug companies for reducing resistance.
March 5, 2008 | News Release
RWJF announced the names of eight dental schools that will receive grants of up to $200,000 each to improve the diversity of their student body or to increase access to dental care in underserved areas.
March 11, 2009 | News Release
Part of RWJF's ambitious "Aligning Forces for Quality" program, the effort will engage nurses and other front-line staff to develop quality improvement innovations.
March 20, 2009 | News Release, Video
"Positive deviance" efforts turn the tide on antibiotic-resistant infections.