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. 

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. 
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.
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