John Hopkins University Medical Center is offering a $20 million donation to Nebraska Medical Center to support the work of its orthopedic surgeons.
The hospital is the only academic medical center in the state, which has the nation’s second-highest rate of medical errors, according to the American College of Surgeons.
“We need to make sure that we do not lose sight of the fact that the problem of orthopedics is not an orthopedically confined one,” said Dr. Charles Brown, the hospital’s medical director.
“We need specialists to treat those in the community who are also at high risk.”
The donation is the largest donation of its kind by a hospital in the United States, but the hospital said it will not use the money to fund research.
It will instead focus on expanding the healthcare delivery model for orthopedias.
John Hopkins has received about $50 million in federal funding over the past decade to support research into orthopedism, including its orthotics program.
The Orthopedic Society of America said in a statement that it is “extremely disappointed” by the decision by Hopkins.
The society is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to issue a “permanent halt” on federal grant funding to the hospital until the hospital fixes its problem with the orthotics programs.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in August that the Johns Hopkins orthopedists program “has been subject to serious problems, including serious infection and related medical care.”
In August, the medical school’s medical dean told a U.N. meeting that the hospital was “a major impediment to the development of quality, compassionate, innovative, effective and cost-effective orthopedial care.”