Learn and Collaborate at MHA Keystone Center Events

The MHA Keystone Center brings together hospitals and state and national patient safety experts for various events throughout the year. The workshops, meetings and training events share evidence-based, best practices to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs in Michigan and beyond.

Join healthcare professionals from across the state at upcoming MHA Keystone Center events. For a complete list of upcoming MHA events, visit the MHA Member Portal.

POSTPONED-MHA Keystone Center and HMS Sepsis Symposium

In response to the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, this event is postponed. Healthcare organizations are actively managing the response to the pandemic in their organizations and communities, and we understand and support your hospital's need to focus on these concerns. The MHA will contact all registrants, and provide information about future opportunities as it becomes available. Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.


Please note the agenda items are subject to change.

Current State of Sepsis in Michigan and a Call to Action

  1. Data from the Michigan Value Collaborative: current Michigan sepsis data.
  2. Patient story.
  3. Current challenges – what are the remaining challenges?
  4. A call to action.

Early Sepsis Management

  1. Sepsis – definitions, quick sequential organ failure assessment and diagnostic uncertainty.
  2. Appropriate initial antibiotics.

Lunch and Networking

Middle/Late Management

  1. Enhancing recovery after sepsis.
  2. Developing a post-critical illness clinic: the story of PULSE, a University of Michigan clinic led by Jake McSparron.
  3. Implementing a post-sepsis transition and recovery program.

Sepsis and National Policy

  1. Dr. Reena Duseja, director, Division of Quality Measurement, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
  2. Dr. Runa Gokhale, medical officer, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HMS Sepsis Initiative: Sneak Peek at Preliminary Plans for Data Collection

Conference Specifics

Registration and Confirmation: This event is available at no-cost for both MHA members and nonmembers. Confirmation will be sent automatically via the MHA Member Portal. Please contact the MHA Keystone Center if you have questions or have not received your confirmation email. 

Continuing Education Credits: Continuing education opportunities will be available for nursing and CME I.  

Venue and Overnight Rooms: The Kensington Hotel is located at 3500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Complimentary parking is available for attendees. There are no room blocks for this event; however, other hotels in the area are available should The Kensington Hotel have no vacancy:

Who should attend?: This program is designed for critical care staff, nurses, patient safety officers, quality improvement personnel, risk managers, clinical staff educators and those in infection control roles.

Conference Attire: Business casual dress is appropriate for the conference. Please dress in layers, as the room temperature may vary.

**Please note that this event may be used for credit in the 2020 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Pay-for-Performance Peer Groups 1- 4 program.

This event may be photographed and/or videotaped. Your attendance will indicate your consent for the use of such photographs or videotapes for educational and/or promotional purposes.

Although Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and The Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium work collaboratively, the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of BCBSM or any of its employees. Support for The Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships program.


For a complete list of upcoming MHA events, visit the MHA Member Portal.

Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.

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