Leading Michigan to Better Health

This section of the Newsroom is dedicated to sharing patient safety and quality news from the MHA Keystone Center and MHA quality initiatives. 

Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT (ASCP), CPPS, senior vice president of patient safety and quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, was recently named one of the 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading healthcare publication. Read More
On May 23, the MHA teamed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Osteopathic Association, the Michigan State Medical Society and the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network to announce the creation of the Be Rx Safe campaign. Read More
The MHA Keystone Center hosted a safe table May 17 in Kalkaska. Nearly a dozen MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members attended the event, which offered a legally protected environment to have open dialogue regarding healthcare safety and quality issues. Read More
Burnout among healthcare professionals is becoming increasingly common. High stress, minimal staff and large patient volume are often to blame for physical and emotional exhaustion and decreased interest in work. Read More
The opioid epidemic is rampant in the United States — it kills tens of thousands of people per year and the death toll is expected to continue to climb. Read More
Current estimates suggest more than 50 percent of Michigan physicians are employed by a hospital or healthcare system. The MHA recognizes the importance of partnering with Michigan physicians and has taken many proactive steps to further invest in them. Read More
May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day. Hand hygiene is commonly referred to as the most critical component of infection prevention. Read More
Great Lakes Partnership for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network members from 34 hospitals across Michigan attended the MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop: Preventing Harm Across the Board April 17 at The Henry, Dearborn.  Read More
The MHA Keystone Center will host a member forum April 27 to discuss its recently developed Michigan Opioid Legislation Hospital Compliance Checklist. Read More
As part of the MHA’s commitment to strengthening the collaboration among patients, families and clinicians to deliver the highest quality care in Michigan, the association has formally added under its umbrella a new member council. Read More
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