New Report Highlights Transformation, Improvement Among Michigan Hospitals

Posted on September 30, 2019

cover of PDF version of reportThe MHA Keystone Center released its 2018-2019 annual report Sept. 30. The report, Transformation through Collaboration, reflects on the challenges patients and healthcare providers face daily – from healthcare-related complications to workplace safety – and what Michigan hospitals and the MHA Keystone Center are doing together to address those issues and improve outcomes.

“MHA members have continually risen to the vast and constantly evolving challenges of healthcare with the mindset that they are important opportunities to improve,” said MHA CEO Brian Peters. “They’ve remained steadfast in their commitment to improving patient outcomes and enhancing the overall well-being of the communities they serve.”

Over the past program year, the MHA Keystone Center and its member hospitals focused on four core areas within the healthcare sector: workplace safety, opioids, health equity and reliability culture. The willingness of the association and healthcare organizations across Michigan to come together and tackle these complex issues showcased their dedication to providing the best possible care to Michigan residents.

Report highlights include:

  • During the 2018-2019 program year, Michigan hospitals avoided 3,480 instances of harm and saved 109 lives, which resulted in a savings of $40.6 million.
  • In 2018, the MHA Keystone Center, as part of the GLPP HIIN, launched the Midwest Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) program to improve care coordination in the emergency department and introduce new policies and procedures for non-opioid options. Data from the first cohort showed an 11.6% decrease in opioid administration and a 13% increase in ALTO administration among all participating hospitals, including 17 Michigan hospitals. 
  • Over the past two years, the MHA Keystone Center has focused on the identification and treatment of sepsis by offering simulations to its members. Preliminary data shows 58% of participants’ facilities demonstrated improvement in mortality and/or post-op sepsis following attendance.
  • The MHA Keystone Center partnered with seven organizations to form the Superior Health Quality Alliance to continue and broaden its quality improvement work. The partnership among the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, MetaStar, the MHA, the Midwest Kidney Network, the Minnesota Hospital Association, MPRO, Stratis Health and the Wisconsin Hospital Association will improve the quality of health and healthcare for patients, clinicians, healthcare organizations, consumers and communities.
  • Over the past program year, Michigan hospitals have implemented nearly 100% of the person and family engagement processes and policies set forth by the HIIN. As a result, the quality of care delivered to patients has been significantly improved. 

A full copy of the 2018-2019 MHA Keystone Center Annual Report, Transformation through Collaboration, is available online. Members with questions or who wish to obtain a printed copy of the report should contact the MHA Keystone Center.


  • New Report Highlights Transformation, Improvement Among Michigan Hospitals

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