MHA Keystone Center Leadership Corner: January 2018

Posted on January 04, 2018

The Leadership Corner features monthly updates from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) leadership team. The updates will provide new insights to patient safety and quality as well as information obtained from healthcare workshops and conferences across the country.

Brittany Bogan, MHSA, CPPS, Vice President, Patient Safety & Quality, MHA Keystone Center, shares what the MHA Keystone Center PSO plans to focus on and accomplish in 2018. 

Brittany BoganHappy New Year!

Following the craze of December, the arrival of a new year offers time for reflection and provides the opportunity to plan for the year ahead. It’s a great time to pause, celebrate accomplishments and set new goals, as many individuals do with their own resolutions.

At the MHA Keystone Center, the new year marks the start of a new program year for MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members and the mid-point of the MHA program year.

Across 2018, our focus for the PSO will remain on learning from adverse events and unsafe conditions, and implementing measurable action items to prevent harm from occurring or reoccurring.

Our team has been busy planning the 2018 MHA Keystone Center PSO Annual Meeting. We look forward to welcoming our members on March 22 in Grand Rapids for a day of presentations and discussions on topics raised throughout last year’s safe tables, site visits, and MHA Community site discussion posts, which include burnout, employee safety and improving the quality and outcome of root cause analyses (RCA).

As a new offering this year, the MHA Keystone Center is pleased to offer local safe tables upon request, following submission of a completed RCA to guide the discussion. The MHA Keystone Center will also host quarterly safe table meetings across Michigan.

The turnout at the three RCA trainings offered this past year was impressive and our team is committed to continue supporting members in efforts to improve and enhance their local RCA process. Starting later this quarter, we will be convening a small group of member organizations to address event classification systems and discuss the consistency of the classifications across organizations. Risk-based event classification is one more step in conducting a thorough event review and a recommendation of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s RCA2 guide.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, or suggestions for how the MHA Keystone Center can continue to support improvements in safety & quality within your hospitals.

Cheers to a great year ahead!

This article was featured in the MHA Keystone Center Newsletter. To subscribe, please contact Ashley Sandborn, MHA Keystone Center communications specialist.


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