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. 

Michigan hospitals and the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are working to combat sepsis. Driving Change is a monthly feature that highlights this work and provides resources to guide improvement.
Every year, half of all Americans over the age of 18 will develop a musculoskeletal injury that will persist for more than three months. Due to the persistence of pain in the afflicted areas, providers are frequently faced with a choice on whether to prescribe opioids for pain management. 
RenĂ©e Smiddy, MSBA, director of research and performance measurement, Michigan Health & Hospital Association Service Corporation, discusses the MHA Keystone Center’s data strategy for 2020.
Adam Novak, MA, CPPS, director, safety initiatives, MHA Keystone Center, discusses the successes of the MHA Keystone Center PSO in 2019.  
Sepsis is a condition characterized by life-threatening organ dysfunction in response to an infection. Patients who develop sepsis are at high risk for complications and death, in addition to having higher healthcare costs. 
The MHA Keystone Center honored Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital’s Megan VanDam, RN, BSN, with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award Oct. 17.
The MHA Keystone Center, in partnership with Vlasic & Roth, hosted 42 professionals from across Michigan Oct. 15 for the inaugural Implementation Science Influencer certification course.  
Seventy MHA Keystone Center members attended a Root Cause Analysis and Action (RCA²) training Oct. 8 in Lansing.   
The MHA recently hosted two premier events in Troy that focused on safety and drew healthcare quality and safety staffs and clinical leaders from across Michigan.
Hosted by the American Association for Respiratory Care, Respiratory Care Week is held each October to celebrate respiratory therapists. In honor of the observance, the MHA Keystone Center is highlighting the work that Owosso
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