I am writing in response to the article on Johns Hopkins' gift of $10 million for the building of a patient safety institute ("Hopkins turns to patient safety," May 27). In my opinion, why do hospitals need money to fix medical mistakes? Aren't doctors getting paid to help patients already, without the mistakes?
I'm only a high school student, but I plan to move forward into the medical field. I would think that if there are so many medical mistakes that you would confront the doctor making them. Hospitals should take the doctors making mistakes and withdraw them from surgery, or offer them more training, or even go as far as taking that doctor out of practice for a certain period of time.