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

April is National Minority Health Month. It’s recognized annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a time to highlight the health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations.
The MHA Keystone Center held its Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting March 22 in Grand Rapids. The event drew more than 130 MHA Keystone Center PSO members, in-person and virtually, from 74 hospitals across Michigan and Indiana.
The MHA Keystone Center held a Regional Learning Session (RLS) March 13 in Livonia. Nearly 90 MHA Keystone Center members participated in-person and virtually, from more than 20 hospitals across Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.
The MHA is accepting nominations for its new Advancing Safe Care Award until March 30. 
Staff members from the MHA Keystone Center recently visited Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids to learn about its iHub, an innovative and multifaceted approach to performance improvement and the management and communication of quality improvement projects.
This year’s Patient Safety Awareness week takes place March 11-17 and focuses on two important issues: patient engagement and safety culture.
Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone Center’s annual Spring Workshop. This year’s event, Preventing Harm Across the Board, will allow members to learn in an interactive, didactic environment on a variety of topics, including adverse drug events, venous thromboembolism, pressure ...
National Patient Safety Awareness Week (NPSAW) takes place March 11 through 17, and the MHA and the National Patient Safety Foundation encourage Michigan hospitals and health systems to recognize the importance of patient safety.
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting will give attendees the opportunity to hear from their peers on a variety of patient safety topics that hospitals and health systems are currently facing.
The opioid epidemic is an ever-pressing problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 44 people per day die in the U.S. of opioid prescription overdoses, equating to more than 16,000 deaths annually. 
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