In 2003, a statewide quality collaborative was born through the innovative leadership and foresight of the MHA Board of Trustees. The MHA Keystone Center was founded as a result of a two-year federal grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality.
The partnership with patient safety experts was created after Peter Pronovost, MD, who at that time was an intensivist, anesthesiologist and senior vice president for patient safety and quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, sought out Michigan to be his laboratory. In choosing Michigan, Pronovost, in collaboration with the MHA, was able to engage more than 70 hospitals in ICU care across the state.
The MHA Keystone Center’s early charge was to identify and implement practices that improve healthcare safety and quality and reduce cost.
Over the years, the MHA Keystone Center has provided hundreds of learning opportunities for its members to share evidence-based practices. It has collected, analyzed and aggregated adverse event data to transform it into sustained clinical improvements and an overall culture shift in Michigan hospitals.
These efforts have drawn national and international recognition and have been adopted in hospitals and health systems across the world.
Below is a brief timeline of the MHA Keystone Center’s history.