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Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

UCSF heart failure program: improving outcomes

University of San Francisco October 30, 2014

Improved care of elderly patients with heart failure has led to shorter hospital stays and lower rates of death while in the hospital. Unfortunately, after leaving the hospital, many of these patients are at risk of being admitted to a nursing home, are frequently re-admitted to the hospital, or die ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Successful heart failure program highlights the roles of nurses and nursing research in health care reform

By Andrew Schwartz UCSF School of Nursing October 30, 2014

Even within the highly charged debates about health care reform, few disagree with its central goals: higher-quality outcomes for all patients; more efficient, coordinated care; and a lowering of cost increases, if not outright savings.

Unnecessary hospital readmissions indicate failure toward all three goals, which is why, in 2012, Medicare ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

New guide to evaluating marine plans

UNESCO October 28, 2014

Marine spatial plans are being developed in over 40 countries around the world, to distribute human activities in marine areas more sustainably and achieve ecological, social, and economic objectives. However, monitoring and evaluation are often considered only after a plan has been developed. The new guide released by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

Is a seafood traceability program worth the investment? There's a way to find out

Seafood International October 27, 2014

Who wouldn't want to know exactly where their seafood comes from? But is a traceability system worth the investment? If you’re not sure, then you might want to take advantage of a free tool now available.

Traceability is a great concept – who wouldn't want to know exactly where their ...


Dr. Harvey Fineberg named president of Moore foundation, and other news makers

Modern Healthcare October 25, 2014

Dr. Harvey Fineberg has been named president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a not-for-profit based in Palo Alto, Calif., that offers grants for projects to improve patient care. His appointment is effective in January.

Fineberg, 69, will replace Paul Gray, who will remain as vice chairman of ...


Moore Foundation names public health leader to top post

Philanthropy News Digest October 14, 2014
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has announced Harvey Fineberg, MD, Ph.D., as its new president, effective January 1, 2015.

In September, Fineberg, a recognized authority in the areas of public health and health policy, higher education, and technology, became a visiting professor at the University of California, San Francisco...

Moore Foundation names public-health leader to top post

By Alex Daniels The Chronicle of Philanthropy October 13, 2014

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today named Harvey Fineberg, a prominent public- health leader and former Harvard University provost, as its new president after a tumultuous year for one of the nation’s largest grant makers.

The conservation, public health, and science philanthropy controls about $6.4-billion in assets.

"I accepted ...


A few things to know about the new head of the Moore Foundation

By David Callahan Inside Philanthropy October 13, 2014

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore has given away a fortune through the foundation named after him and his wife Betty, but he still has vast wealth sitting on the sidelines, estimated at $6.5 billion. And given that he and Betty have signed the Giving Pledge, we expect that much of that ...


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation names new president

By Chris Rauber San Francisco Business Times October 13, 2014

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has named Harvey Fineberg, M.D., as its new president, beginning Jan. 1.

Fineberg is currently a visiting professor at UC San Francisco, but until recently was president of the prestigious Institute of Medicine, serving two consecutive terms from 2002 through 2014. Before that, he ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Changing the conversation about patient-centered care

By Peter Pronovost Points from Pronovost October 3, 2014

Earlier this year, our hospital staff was weighing a new 24/7 family presence policy to allow immediate family members to stay with patients 24 hours a day. We knew this was a step in the direction of delivering patient- and family-centered care.

We presented the proposal at a meeting of ...