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Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
The Armstrong Institute's goal is to eliminate preventable harm to patients and to achieve the best patient outcomes at the lowest cost possible, and then to share knowledge of how to achieve this goal with the world. Created with a $10 million gift from C. Michael Armstrong, former chairman of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Board of Trustees, the institute also provides an infrastructure that, for the first time, oversees, coordinates and supports patient safety and quality efforts across Johns Hopkins' integrated health care system.
Find training opportunities for frontline staff to develop a comprehensive unit-based safety program.
Groundbreaking initiative creates safer ICU through redesigning technology, workflow and culture.
Blood Clot Prevention
Find venous thromboembolism resources for clinicians and patients.
Celebrating Our Commitment to Patient Safety
In the five years since the creation of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine has pioneered a culture of accountability and patient safety advances that aim to eliminate preventable harms, improve patient experiences and health outcomes, and reduce waste in health care delivery.
No Room for Error | Patient Safety
Fifteen years ago, a “moral moment” transformed patient safety at Johns Hopkins Medicine and around the world. Since then, Johns Hopkins has systemically eradicated errors by changing procedures, equipment, even the culture within units.