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

Supporting healthcare providers to achieve excellence in the outcomes desired by the people they serve.

Our Vision

Achieving the highest quality healthcare outcomes that meet individual values.

Our Values

Excellence | Innovation | Compassion | Teamwork


MHA Keystone Center Board of Directors

  • Brian Peters (CEO), MHA
  • Michelle Schreiber, MD, (Chair) Henry Ford Health System
  • Robert Welsh, MD, (Vice Chair) Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
  • Matthew Rush, FACHE, (Past Chair) Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT (ASCP), CPPS, (Board Secretary), MHA
  • Lawrence Abramson, DO, MPH, Michigan Osteopathic Association
  • Rick Boothman, Michigan Medicine
  • Robert Riney, Henry Ford Health System
  • Paul Conlon, PharmD, JD, Trinity Health
  • Robert Hyzy, MD, Michigan Medicine
  • 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
  • Barbara Smith, MS, NHA, Burcham Hills Retirement Community
  • Jonathan So, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce

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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