MHA Keystone Center 2017-2018 Annual Report: Message from the CEO
Posted on September 27, 2018
This letter was included in the MHA Keystone Center 2017-2018 Annual Report. Read the full report.
Collaboration in healthcare is imperative for improvement, whether it occurs in the traditional hospital setting or in the communities that MHA members serve. Healthcare teams must be willing to work together, learn from peers and implement the changes necessary to make patient care safer and more reliable. In addition, their work with patients and families is integral to the advancement of person- and family-centered care in Michigan.
Historically, the MHA Keystone Center has facilitated shared learning through educational opportunities provided to member hospitals and health systems in Michigan and beyond. These collaborative efforts have resulted in advancing the health and overall well-being of Michigan communities by reducing infections and harm, improving patient and staff safety, and lowering healthcare costs.
Our member hospitals have worked tirelessly to improve healthcare quality and safety by committing their time and passion to achieve better outcomes. Their voluntary efforts to improve have included committing staff time to participate in learning events, as well as reporting their performance to the MHA Keystone Center. As a result, Michigan hospitals have experienced a 68 percent decrease in early elective deliveries in the past eight years, a 15 percent reduction in Clostridium difficile (C. diff) from 2014 to 2017, a 49 percent drop in catheter-associated urinary tract infections since 2012, and a 30 percent reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infection rates since 2015. In addition, the efforts to reduce patient harm have led to an estimated savings of $80.6 million among member hospitals this program year alone.
As we review the 2017-2018 program year in the MHA Keystone Center Annual Report, we want to thank all Michigan hospitals that have worked with us side-by-side to address some of the biggest issues and challenges in healthcare. We look forward to our continued collaboration as we serve the healthcare needs of Michigan residents and improve patient safety and quality.
MHA CEO Brian Peters
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