MHA Keystone Center Workshop Focused on Engaging Physicians in High Reliability

Posted on November 02, 2017

Ana McKee, MD, speaks at workshop.The MHA Keystone Center held its annual High Reliability Organization (HRO) Tier 2 Workshop Oct. 19. The event brought together chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, chief executive officers, nurses, and physicians from nine HRO Tier 2 facilities.

Tier 2 hospitals are committed to developing and executing their own high-reliability action plan. They have made a commitment to being on the leading edge of achieving the highest quality of health and healthcare for the communities they serve.

The workshop highlighted the significance of physician engagement in high reliability and allowed attendees to share experiences and new ideas with colleagues about the HRO journey. It also marked an important aspect of the collaborative work between the MHA Keystone Center and its member hospitals as they work toward becoming highly reliable organizations.

Attending HRO workshops is important in this process, as organizations are able to come together to meet face-to-face to discuss their accomplishments and ask one another for help. During Tier 2 workshops, attendees are able to discuss how they’d like to continue moving toward high reliability and what actions they’d like to focus on as a group.

The workshop began with remarks from Gary Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer at the MHA. Attendees then heard from keynote speaker, Ana McKee, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer, The Joint Commission, about the accreditation organization’s mission to continuously improve healthcare for the public.

Featured in Monday Report. Click to view the full edition. A panel of physician leaders, including Fabian Fregoli, MD, vice president of quality & patient safety, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, and chief medical informatics officer, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Canton; Karen Luparello, DO, director of medical education, Hillsdale Hospital; and Linda Mercado Peterson, MD, FAPA, FAPM, chief medical officer, McLaren Greater Lansing, discussed their personal experiences as physicians and how they have been able to engage in the HRO journey. In addition, the panel discussed the importance of engagement and transparency among staff.

 Members with questions about the event should contact the MHA Keystone Center.  

Photo Caption: Keynote speaker, Ana McKee, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer, The Joint Commission, speaks about continuously improving healthcare for the public.

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