Improving Quality, Saving Lives.

All Michigan hospitals and thousands of their team members—from direct healthcare providers such as nurses and doctors to front-office executives—are now voluntarily participating in Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) programs to improve the safety and quality of healthcare. A growing number of hospitals in other states also are now part of the MHA-lead patient safety and quality initiatives.

The MHA Keystone Center brings together hospitals, and state and national patient safety experts to collect and report data, and implement evidence-based, best practices to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs in Michigan and beyond.

Our Mission

Healthcare that is safe, effective, efficient, patient-centric, timely and equitable.

Our Vision

To lead the nation in quality and patient safety through the diffusion of change using patient-centered, evidence-based interventions supported by culture improvement.

Our Values

Excellence | Innovation | Compassion | Teamwork


MHA Keystone Center Board of Directors

  • Brian Peters (CEO), MHA
  • Matthew Rush, FACHE, (Chair) Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Michelle Schreiber, MD, (Vice Chair) Henry Ford Health System
  • Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT (ASCP), CPPS, (Board Secretary), MHA
  • Lawrence Abramson, DO, MPH, Michigan Osteopathic Association
  • Rick Boothman, University of Michigan Health System
  • Robert Casalou, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
  • Paul Conlon, PharmD, JD, Trinity Health
  • Robert Hyzy, MD, University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers
  • Mark Janke, Bronson Healthcare Group
  • Cheryl Knapp, RN, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital
  • Kevin McCarthy, Trillium Staffing
  • Marjorie Mitchell, Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network
  • James E. Richard, DO, Michigan State Medical Society
  • Barb Smith, Burcham Hills Retirement Community
  • Robert Welsh, MD, Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak

The MHA Keystone Center would like to thank the following organizations and individuals whose financial support or guidance has helped make our lifesaving work successful:

  • MHA-member community hospitals
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Gift of Life Michigan

More than 4 million people have now joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, willing to be organ, tissue and eye donors. The MHA Keystone Center has a long-standing partnership with Gift of Life Michigan to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation and transplantation and increase the number of individuals on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.

Leading Michigan to Better Health

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