Patient Safety & Quality

MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Award presented LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) announced this year’s winners of its MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Award during the 2017 MHA Patient Safety a... Read More
The MHA Keystone Center recently finalized a partnership with the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) to offer Patient Safety Organization (PSO) services to all Indiana hospitals. This partnership with IHA maximizes the ability to engage in shared learning around patient safety and quality, simi... Read More
On Nov. 21, the MHA Keystone Center hosted a webinar on mitigating the risk associated with the use of the LivaNova PLC (formerly Sorin Group Deutschland GmbH) Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Systems. The webinar highlighted resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. ... Read More
Featuring the University of Michigan Health System - Welcome 24/7 Presence of Family and/or Patient Representative as Part of the Patient's Healthcare Team  Patient and family engagement, as broadly defined by Susan Dentzer, is an active partnership among individuals, families, healthcar... Read More
This November, the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) conference met at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Nearly 250 team members representing Michigan’s birthing hospitals were in attendance. Earlier this year, the MHA Keystone Center announced its partnership with... Read More
The MHA Keystone Center recently held a half day Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) kickoff. HIIN is a two year, with optional additional year, contract that was awarded to the MHA Keystone Center in September 2016. The contract includes Mich... Read More
Efforts of the MHA Keystone Center and member hospitals are highlighted in a recent Society of Critical Care Medicine journal article, Protocol-Based Resuscitation Bundle to Improve Outcomes in Septic Shock Patients: Evaluation of the Michigan Health & Hospital Asso... Read More
Patient and family engagement, as broadly defined by Susan Dentzer, is an active partnership among individuals, families, healthcare clinicians, staff and leaders to improve the health of individuals and communities and to improve the delivery of healthcare. The foundation for engagement is patient-... Read More
Our very own, Sam R. Watson, senior vice president of patient safety and quality and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center was featured in a Nov. 8, HealthITAnalytics.com article titled, How Patient Safety Organizations Encourage Data Collection, Quality Care. The article discuses the import... Read More
Featuring Sparrow Specialty Hospital: Shared Decision Making Patient and family engagement, as broadly defined by Susan Dentzer, is an active partnership among individuals, families, healthcare clinicians, staff and leaders to improve the health of individuals and communities and to improve the d... Read More
Featuring Community Health Center of Branch County: Patient & Family Engagement Principles in hiring/education  Patient and family engagement, as broadly defined by Susan Dentzer, is an active partnership among individuals, families, healthcare clinicians, staff and leaders to improve th... Read More
Featuring Dickinson County Healthcare System: Conduct Change-of-shift Reporting at the Bedside Patient and family engagement, as broadly defined by Susan Dentzer, is an active partnership among individuals, families, healthcare clinicians, staff and leaders to improve the health of individuals an... Read More
In September, the MHA, IHA and WHA launched a joint quality improvement program— the Great Lakes Partners for Patients —as part of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contract. Read More
Featuring South Haven Health System: Create an Active Patient & Family Engagement Committee/Council  Patient and family engagement, as broadly defined by Susan Dentzer, is an active partnership among individuals, families, healthcare clinicians, staff and leaders to improve the health of... Read More
Featuring St. Mary Mercy Livonia: Conduct and Inform Patients and Families of Physician/Multidisciplinary Rounds Patient and family engagement, as broadly defined by Susan Dentzer, is an active partnership among individuals, families, healthcare clinicians, staff and leaders to improve the health... Read More
Featuring Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital: Provide a Planning Checklist to Prepare Patients That Have Scheduled Admissions Patient and family engagement, as broadly defined by Susan Dentzer, is an active partnership among individuals, families, healthcare clinicians, staff and leaders to... Read More
Featuring Saint Joseph Mercy Health System: Representing the Patient Voice at Hospital Board of Directors Meetings Patient and family engagement, as broadly defined by Susan Dentzer, is an active partnership among individuals, families, healthcare clinicians, staff and leaders to improve the heal... Read More
Lansing, Mich.— The Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) hosted the seventh annual Medication Disposal Event at the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 20, where the general public was encouraged to drop off their unused, unwanted or expired medications. Held in conjunction with the Associatio... Read More
Over the coming months, the MHA will share stories about Michigan hospitals that have embraced patient and family engagement practices and ingrained them into their culture to work toward the goal of being a patient-and family-centered healthcare system.  Read More
More than 230 healthcare professionals from hospitals across Michigan gathered in Grand Rapids Sept. 14 to network and learn at the MHA Keystone: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Workshop, and four hospital teams participated in the event’s virtual broadcast. The annual workshop supports patient safe... Read More
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