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. 

Medication errors cause hundreds of thousands of injuries per year in the United States. However, mistakes related to the dispensing and prescription of medication are preventable, and knowledge and good communication is often the best line of defense.
Adam Novak, director, safety initiatives, MHA Keystone Center, discusses how workplace safety is a focus area for the 2018-2019 program year and member organizations are encouraged to participate in a collaborative program to identify, develop and implement workplace safety risk-reduction strategies...
President Donald Trump on Dec. 21 signed into law federal legislation aimed at reducing maternal deaths during pregnancy and delivery.
Rural communities often face adversity, particularly due to a lack of resources. Limited access to healthcare and food play a crucial role in health disparities and social determinants of health.
Michelle Norcross, MSA, senior director of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, discusses factors that create health inequities and available resources to drive improvement.
Gary L. Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer of the MHA, was the recent recipient of the 2018 Charles L. Ballinger Distinguished Osteopathic Surgeon Award from the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS).
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) hosted Outcome Engenuity’s (OE) Just Culture Certification Course Nov. 6 and 7 in Okemos.
Over the past three years, the MHA Keystone Center, in conjunction with the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, has provided support for its member hospitals to adopt principles of high reliability.
Michigan hospitals voluntarily and regularly submit data to the MHA Keystone Center to be analyzed and used to drive improvement and help healthcare providers avoid future harm.
In 2017, the MHA Keystone Center hosted five simulations throughout Michigan that focused on sepsis. Due to great success, the MHA Keystone Center added more simulations in 2018 to help GLPP HIIN members address additional critical care issues.
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