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.

Maternal Health Safety Sessions

Regional sessions available on June 10, July 17, July 22, Aug. 12., Sept. 2, and Sept. 30

The MHA Keystone Center and the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) have partnered to offer interactive and educational Maternal Health Safety Sessions for providers across the state of Michigan. Within MDHHS, this partnership includes collaboration between the MDHHS Divisions of Chronic Disease and Injury Control and Maternal and Infant Health, the Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives and Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM).

Session Specifics

Who Should Attend and Why?

Obstetric physicians, nurses, healthcare providers, and individuals that work in quality improvement from Michigan birthing hospitals are invited to attend educational webinars followed by maternal health safety sessions. In the peer learning safety sessions, participants will discuss barriers, opportunities, and successes of identifying and treating obstetric hemorrhage and severe hypertension.

Attending a session will enhance healthcare providers’ ability to work towards full implementation of the MI AIM safety bundles. 

All maternal health safety sessions have a similar curriculum and are separated by prosperity region

Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.

Funding for this event was made possible by Innovative State and Local Public Health Strategies to Prevent and Manage Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke (CDC-RFA-DP18-1817) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Registration is free and open to all MHA Keystone Center members. Additional educational webinars are forthcoming.

June 10: Educational webinar for prosperity regions 9 and 10. Attendees are invited to participate in a follow-up Maternal Health Safety Session June 17.

July 17: Educational webinar for prosperity regions 1, 2 and 3. Attendees in prosperity regions 2 and 3 are encouraged to register for a follow-up maternal health safety session July 22.  Attendees in prosperity region 1 are encouraged to register for a follow-up maternal health safety session Aug. 12

July 22: Maternal Health Safety Session for prosperity regions 2 and 3.

Aug. 12: Maternal Health Safety Session for prosperity region 1.

Sept. 2: Maternal Health Safety Session for prosperity regions 4 and 8.

Sept. 30: Maternal Health Safety Session for prosperity regions 5, 6 and 7.

MHA Keystone Center and HMS Sepsis Symposium

Oct. 1 | 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT | Virtual

The Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center has partnered with the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety (HMS) Consortium to host a day-long virtual sepsis symposium to educate participants around sepsis management, current sepsis work at the state and national levels and link between sepsis and the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Please note agenda items are subject to change

9:30- 9:45am- Opening Remarks- Scott Flanders, MD

  • Why focus on Sepsis?
  • Role of HMS and the value of the CQI model
  • HMS relationship with MHA

9:45 am – 10:45 am- Current State of Sepsis in Michigan

              9:45 am- 9:55 am- Brittany Bogan- Current challenges and MHA work to date

              9:55 am- 10:10 am- Scott Kaatz, MD- Patient Story

              10:10 am- 10:45 am- John Syrjamaki (MVC)- Current Michigan Sepsis Data from MVC

11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Hospital Management

              11:00 – 11:20-  Hallie Prescott, MD- Sepsis Definitions and Diagnostic Uncertainty

              11:20 – 11:40- Pat Posa, RN- Improving sepsis recognition for the frontline clinicians

              11:40 – 12:00- Lindsay Petty, MD- Antibiotic Choice

12:45- 2:00 pm  Sepsis & National Policy

              12:45pm- 12:50pm Introductions/Layout of the Session- Hallie Prescott, MD (Moderator)

12:50pm- 1:10pm- Reena Duseja, MD

              1:10pm- 1:30pm- Runa Gokhale, MD

              1:30pm – 2:00pm- Discussions/Q&A

2:00 pm- 2:15- Break

2:15 pm- 3:15 pm Post Hospital Management

              2:15 pm – 2:45 pm- Hallie Prescott, MD – Care of Patients post hospital

              2:45 pm – 3:15 pm- Jake McSparron, MD- Developing a post-critical illness clinic

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Break

3:15- 3:45 pm HMS Sepsis Initiative- Sneak Peek at the Preliminary Plans for Data Collection

3:45- 4:00 pm Closing Remarks

Speaker Bios

Brittany Bogan, FACHE, CPPS, serves as the senior vice president, safety and quality, Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) and executive director, MHA Keystone Center. Ms. Bogan is responsible for the oversight of MHA Keystone Center contracts, working with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Superior Health Quality Alliance, Michigan Health Endowment Fund and other state and federal agencies to reduce areas of harm and improve quality of Michigan hospitals. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, a Master’s in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and is a certified professional in patient safety. Ms. Bogan is also a certified patient safety officer through Duke University, has completed the Improvement Advisor training through the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, and has received Lean Healthcare Certification through the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the MHA in 2009, Brittany worked for The Advisory Board Company, based in Washington, DC.

Reena Duseja, MD, MS, is the Chief Medical Officer of the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In this role, Dr. Duseja oversees the measure development and analyses for a variety of CMS quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs, and alignment efforts in quality measurement across the agency. She also serves as a member of the Quality Innovation Council at Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. 

Runa Hatti Gokhale, MD, MPH, is the principle investigator for invasive Staphylococcus aureus surveillance and science lead for sepsis activities in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at CDC. She is a lieutenant commander in the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service. Before joining CDC, Dr. Gokhale was a hospitalist at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and a Fogarty International Training Fellow at UNC Lilongwe in Lilongwe, Malawi. Dr. Gokhale received a BA from Brown University, an MD from Jefferson Medical College, and an MPH from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and is licensed to practice medicine in Georgia.

Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc, FACP, SFHM, is a clinical professor of medicine at Wayne State University and a hospitalist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit where he serves as the medical director for professional development and research in the Division of Hospital Medicine. He attended medical school at Michigan State University and completed his residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital.  Later in his career, he earned his Master’s degree in Evidence-Based Health Care from Oxford University.

Jakob McSparron, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. McSparron attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell. He went on to complete fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Harvard Combined Training Program. He currently serves as program director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship and associate director of the Critical Care Medicine Unit. His clinical and scholarly interests include sepsis, post-ICU outcomes and acute respiratory distress syndrome. He is the clinical director of the UM-PULSE clinic, which is a multi-disciplinary clinic designed to support survivors of sepsis and other critical illnesses.

Lindsay Petty, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at University of Michigan, and practices Infectious Diseases at Michigan Medicine. She is an associate director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, and the adult lead for Ambulatory Antimicrobial Stewardship. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, subsequently completed a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric residency at University of Chicago, and then stayed at the University of Chicago to complete Infectious Diseases Fellowship training, followed by additional training in transplant infectious diseases and medical education. She joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2016. She has been an antimicrobial resource expert for the HMS since 2017.

Pat Posa, RN, BSN MSA, CCRN-K, FAAN, is the quality and patient safety program manager for UH/CVC at Michigan Medicine.  In this role she is responsible for development, measurement and sustainability of the UH/CVC segment quality and patient safety program. Ms. Posa most recently was a quality excellence leader for St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Southeastern Michigan leading initiatives to reduce hospital acquired conditions, improve patient outcomes for critically ill patients and reduce readmissions. She also worked as the population health clinical integration leader. In this role she has implemented a risk prediction tool and associated interventions within the hospital and post-acute settings. Ms. Posa has published many articles in both clinical and quality journals.  She lectures and consults extensively nationally on sepsis, various critical care, patient safety and quality topics. She received a Bachelor in Nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan and her Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc, is an assistant professor of internal medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care at Michigan Medicine and a staff physician at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is the physician lead on the HMS Sepsis Initiative. Her research focuses on sepsis, performance measurement, and long-term outcomes after critical illness, and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Veterans Affairs. She serves as Vice-Chair of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines, a council member of the International Sepsis Forum, and an advisory board member of Sepsis Alliance.

John Syrjamaki, MPH, is the Manager of Data Analytics for the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC) and a member of the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan. After graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology, Mr. Syrjamaki earned a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences and Toxicology from the University of Michigan. He was subsequently employed as an analyst at the Michigan Public Health Institute where he worked on multiple CMS grant-funded projects and gained experience in database design and data analysis, including work with both Medicare and Medicaid claims data.

Registration and Event Specifics

Registration: This event is available at no-cost to both MHA and HMS members and nonmembers. Registration will remain open through the event.

Who Should Attend? This program is designed for critical care staff, hospitalists, general medicine physicians, infection control, nurses, pharmacists, patient safety officers, quality improvement personnel, social work, risk managers and clinical staff educators.

P4P Program Attendance: This event is tied to participation requirements for both the MHA Keystone Center (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan peer groups 1-4 only) and the HMS pay-for-performance programs. For attendance tracking, each individual counting towards participation attendance must register and attend separately for the entire symposium.

Note: For HMS participants, two individuals must attend from each participating hospital including one clinician/physician.

For those not attending for pay-for-performance purposes, it is not required to attend the entire symposium, however we encourage participation in the sessions that are most meaningful to your individual hospital/role specific needs.

CME: Continuing education opportunities will be available for nursing and CME II for each session attended in full.

Please contact the MHA Keystone Center or HMS with questions.

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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