Each spring, the MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium draws more than 300 healthcare providers and medical and business executives to share innovative ideas on how to make healthcare better and safer. The symposium covers a wide array of topics, including high reliability in healthcare, person and family engagement, developing a culture of safety, the role of transparency in patient safety, and more.

Full details about the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium will be available in late 2017.

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Award Presentations

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Award and Speak-up! Award are presented at the symposium each year.

The Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Award honors individuals who demonstrate leadership in patient safety and quality improvement that transcends the bounds of their hospital or health system.

The 2017 winners were Patricia J. Posa, quality excellence leader, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, and Samuel J. Flanders, MD, senior vice president of quality and safety, Beaumont Health, Southfield.

The Speak-up! Award celebrates patient and staff safety through the recognition of individuals or teams in MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to the prevention of patient or staff harm. The 2017 recipient was Seth Raymond, DO, Kalamazoo Anesthesiology and Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo.

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Continuing Education Opportunities

ACHE Credit

The MHA Health Foundation will award 7 hours of continuing education credit to 2017 conference attendees, and is authorized to award 7 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program that wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting their application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement and recertification.

Nursing Contact Hours Designation

A total of 7.5 Nursing contact hours have been preliminarily awarded for this activity by the Michigan Public Health Institute - Continuing Education Solutions (MPHI_CES).

Michigan Public Health Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)(OH-320, 6/1/2019)


Continuing Medical Education

CMEsolutions has given preliminary approval for 10.5 AMA credits. CMEsolutions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

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Special Thanks to Our Exhibitors

We would like to recognize the following exhibitors that have, to date, helped bring the symposium to the professionals who are making healthcare safer in Michigan.

Arbor Metrix
Astra Zeneca
BARD Medical
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
ECRI Institute
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.
Lavin Lift Straps
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Michigan Osteopathic Association
Novo Nordisk
RL Solutions
Safe & Reliable Healthcare LLC
Sage Products
Surgical Safety Scanner
The Medicines Company
The Morel Company
Wellsense | Vu
WIT Inc.
Workit Health, Inc.
Xenex Disinfection Services

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