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 potential for aggressive behavior or violence toward employees exists in numerous situations in healthcare settings.
Antibiotics have saved countless lives and treated bacterial and fungal infections, from minor to severe, and parasites. However, people can develop antibiotic resistance due to overuse or misuse.
Brittany Bogan, FACHE, CPPS, senior vice president of safety and quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, discusses the importance of improvement stories and listening to the patient.
Hospitals and health systems often face a myriad of complex challenges. Health disparities, costly errors, miscommunication and potential staff and patient harm are just a few of the daily hurdles that healthcare professionals must overcome.
Eryn Glerum and Stephanie Pratt, nuclear medical technologists at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital were recent recipients of the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award.
The MHA Board of Trustees has designated workplace safety as a major area of focus for the 2019-2020 program year, and the association and the MHA Keystone Center are planning several initiatives to address the issue.
Because workplace safety is a focus area for the MHA this program year, the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has started to evaluate workplace safety-related data and will host a variety of events on the topic throughout 2019.
The MHA Keystone Center and the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are seeking to address disparities in healthcare by hosting a regional learning session from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12.
On Jan. 8, the MHA obtained a preferred minority share and seat on the board of NextPlane Solutions, LLC, based in Fort Worth, TX.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) have issued new and revised rules as part of the ongoing effort to fight Michigan’s opioid crisis. 
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