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. 

The June 10 iteration of the bimonthly MHA Workplace Safety Safe Patient Handling and Mobility webinar series focused on overcoming challenges for COVID-19 patient survivors.
The MHA Keystone Center provides evidence-based practices, resources and education to its members to improve safety and quality across healthcare organizations for National Safety Month. 
The Joint Commission is planning to restart its on-site survey process to ensure the safety of all parties. An overview on these plans will be provided via webinar from 11 a.m. to noon ET June 18. 
Brittany Bogan, FACHE, CPPS, senior vice president of safety and quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, discusses the MHA Keystone Center’s commitment to support hospitals in addressing health disparities and achieving health equity.  
In September 2016, 316 hospitals across Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin committed to driving a 20% reduction in 13 preventable harms and a 12% reduction in readmissions under the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network.
Patient Safety Awareness Week, hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement , will be celebrated March 8-14 to increase awareness about patient safety and recognize the work that is already in-progress to reduce the risk of preventable patient harm in hospitals.
As Governor Whitmer shared in her State of the State address, improving the health of mothers and babies is a priority for the state of Michigan. 
During the first quarter of 2018, data analysis conducted within Bronson LakeView Hospital showed that they had experienced an increase in readmissions from 10.42% to 13.3%.
Ewa Panetta, manager of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, testified before the Michigan House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee Feb. 26 to discuss the importance of integrating more age-friendly initiatives into hospitals.
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) brings together hospitals and safety experts for its annual meeting March 11 at the VisTaTech Center, Livonia.
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