MHA Monday Report Oct. 1, 2018

Posted on October 01, 2018

MHA Keystone Center Annual Report coverNew Report Showcases Collaboration Among Healthcare Organizations

The MHA Keystone Center recently released its 2017-2018 annual report titled Improving Care Together. The report highlights the MHA Keystone Center’s 15-year anniversary and its accomplishments over the years. It also describes member hospitals’ connection …

Linking Quality to Strategy and Operations coverWorkshop to Teach Trustees to Heighten Performance Improvement

Promoting quality and safety is a key responsibility of governance, and when done well, both the organization and patients benefit. Engaged boards lead to better outcomes. However, many board members lack the knowledge and skills …

Comments Due Oct. 5 on Revised Licensure Rules for Hospitals, Other Health Facilities

The Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Bureau of Community and Health Systems performs state licensing and federal certification regulatory duties for hospitals and other health facilities, as required by state and federal law. LARA initiated …

MHA Keystone Center Offers Events Focused on Lessons Learned, Best Practices

MHA Keystone Center Celebrating 15 Years of Safe CareThe MHA Keystone Center will host three events in October to help member hospitals learn how to implement best practices and improvement initiatives to protect patients and staff. An MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) safe table …

Register Now for MHA Associate Member Forum

Associate members and partner organizations are important to the MHA and to Michigan hospitals and health systems. An interactive membership forum has been planned specifically for MHA associate members and partners to discuss how the association …

Brian Peters, Rebecca Brand, Pennye Hinz and Brittany Bogan, vice president, MHA Keystone CenterHelen Newberry Joy Hospital Staff Members Honored for Speaking Up

Pennye Hinz, certified surgical technologist, and Rebecca Brand, BSN, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, Newberry, were recipients of the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award for third quarter 2018. It is the first such award presented to staff …

Bob Connors, MD, president of Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, meets John Riggi, senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk, American Hospital Association, during the forum.National Healthcare Cybersecurity Expert Addresses MHA Members

An MHA Cybersecurity Member Forum was held Sept. 14 at Davenport University, Lettinga Campus, Grand Rapids, to help members as they continue to mitigate evolving cyber security risks. Nationally recognized healthcare cybersecurity expert John Riggi …

The Keckley Report

Primary Care 3.0: The Front Door to Health System Transformation
Paul Keckley“There’s strong evidence that investments in accessible and effective primary care result in lower health costs, fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits, lower mortality and higher patient satisfaction. But in the U.S. system, primary care has taken a back seat to specialized care. That’s changing ...

“... the transition to Primary Care 3.0 represents a monumental shift: employers are playing a bigger role. The clinical model is more sophisticated and complex. The focus is on the performance of a care team working in tandem with individual patients and populations. And compensation is more directly tied to management fees and incentives for savings and avoidable cost reduction.”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 24, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 1:

  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Critical Care Simulation will take place Tuesday at Covenant Healthcare Simulation Center at the Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw.
  • The MHA Legislative Policy Panel will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing.
  • The MHA Health Information Technology Strategy Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
  • Project leaders are currently being solicited for the 2018 Michigan Harvest Gathering. 
  • The MHA is kicking off its weekly Election 2018 Race of the Week series with a look at the candidates running for two openings on the Michigan Supreme Court.


  • MHA Monday Report Oct. 1, 2018

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, Patient Safety and Quality, HIIN, Harvest Gathering, Speak-up! Award, GLPP, governance, Trustee Orientation, LARA, Fall Workshop, associate member, Annual Report, critical care simulations, cybersecurity, health facility licensure

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