Patient Safety & Quality

The MHA Keystone Center held a Hospital-acquired Infections (HAI) Regional Learning Session June 21 at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids. Read More
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of June 19. Read More
The MHA Keystone Center continued its commitment toward patient safety by holding a workshop tailored to MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members about the root cause analysis (RCA) process. Read More
Jennifer Ludwig, RN, a nurse at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, is the recipient of the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. Ludwig is the first recipient of the award at Sparrow Hospital. Read More
Nearly 300 people participated May 30 in the MHA Keystone Center’s webinar Linking Patient- and Family-centered Care to High Reliability Organizations (HRO).  Read More
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center held the 2017 Spring Workshop: Imparting Information and Increasing Awareness through Organizational Briefings, May 24 at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place.  Read More
The MHA Keystone Center held its inaugural Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting May 9 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.  Read More
As a foundational concept, the MHA Keystone Center is committed to partnering with hospitals to help advance person- and family-centered care. Read More
Nearly 40 Michigan hospital leaders, patient safety professionals and lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol on May 3 for the MHA Patient Safety and Quality Advocacy Day Breakfast. Read More
“If patient engagement were a drug, it would be the blockbuster drug of the century and malpractice not to use it.”  These are the words of Leonard Kish, an information technology strategy consultant, when discussing effective engagement of patients as the standard of care in his... Read More
On March 27, the MHA Keystone Center hosted a care team from Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel, who travelled to the U.S. to learn about the experiences and successes in Michigan hospitals as part of the MHA Keystone Center’s efforts to improve safety culture and reduce hospital-acq... Read More
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
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