Patient safety is on the minds of the Moores as you can’t help but think about Betty Moore’s own experience a numberimage of years ago when she was given a shot of insulin which was meant for the patient in the other bed in her hospital room.  They almost had two deaths due to this error and Betty Moore survived.  In addition the foundation has partnered with the Hughes Medical Institute to further research back in 2010. 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Partner to Fund Plant Research To Further Human Health as Well as Environmental Issues

Going back to 2007 the foundation also donated $100 million for a nursing school in northern California, again this was after Betty Moore’s own experience.  Gordon Moore is co-founder and chairman emeritus of Intel, the Santa Clara-based chip maker.  He is best known for "Moore's Law," his 1965 prediction that the number of transistors on a chip should double about every two years.  With all the new emerging and “good” technology in hospitals today sometimes we forget about the safety and one such item that has been in the news is alarm fatigue for one, so again the alarms are there for safety but when is too much and how should they all work together?  BD

Intel Co-Founder Donates $100M For Nursing School

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards first installment of half-billion-dollar grant to design better way to provide harm-free hospital care

Johns Hopkins’ Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has received an $8.9 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the first award given as part of an ambitious new $500 million, 10-year program designed to eliminate all preventable harms that patients experience in the hospital.

Established in September 2000, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation seeks to advance environmental conservation, scientific research and patient care — around the world and in the San Francisco Bay Area, where it is based. Gordon Moore is the co-founder of Intel Corporation and chairman emeritus of the corporation's Board of Directors.

Steve McCormick, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, says the new Patient Care Program is focused on working with partners to create meaningful change within the U.S. health care system.


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