Dave Giarracco of Medtronic greets Dr. Lucian Leape

Medtronic gives grant to help advance patient and caregiver safety

National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute awarded $1 million from Medtronic


BOSTON - A financial grant from Medtronic is marking the company’s commitment to patient and caregiver safety.

The NPSF Lucian Leape Institute – the National Patient Safety Foundation’s think tank recently announced a $1 million grant from Medtronic. Leaders within NPSF believe the grant will help the Institute play a pivotal role within healthcare as they develop strategies to bring lasting improvements to patient and caregiver safety.

“We are extremely pleased that Medtronic has chosen to so generously support the Institute’s work,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and chief executive officer of NPSF and of the Institute. “This grant will be enormously helpful in ensuring that the Institute can continue its mission of providing the strategic vision for improving patient safety."

The Medtronic team.

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The grant, to be distributed over three years, was announced at a recent NPSF event in September and is the first major grant for the Institute.  Medtronic will be recognized as the “inaugural funder” of the Institute according to NPSF leaders.

“The NPSF Lucian Leape Institute is composed of the most distinguished leaders in the patient safety field,” said Steve Blazejewski, senior vice president and president of the Patient Monitoring & Recovering business, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group at Medtronic. “We are pleased to enhance the Institute’s work to improve patient care and safety and support the role of the healthcare workforce in delivering the fastest care.”

Since 2010, the Institute has investigated, researched and released multiple reports addressing topics such as transparency in healthcare, patient and family engagement, workforce safety, and care integration.