Johns Hopkins to launch patient safety institute

Johns Hopkins is launching The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, a patient safety institute which will focus on preventing infections, misdiagnoses, improper treatments and other errors, according to the Baltimore Sun. 

The article states that the institute is being funded by a ten million dollar gift, and will be the first of its kind in the country.

(Sources: The Advisory Board Daily Briefing,, May 31, 2011; The Baltimore Sun,, May 26, 2011)