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 MHA Keystone Center hosted a safe table Feb. 21 in Livonia. Safe tables offer a legally protected environment for MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members to discuss a variety of patient safety topics that hospitals are currently facing.
Recent numbers released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists show that the efforts of the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) have decreased the rate of severe maternal morbidity in Michigan by 10.5 percent since 2015.
In August 2017, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, the largest cancer research and provider network in Michigan, began its focus on readmissions through its voluntary participation in an Improvement Action Network (IAN).
Gary Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer, Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), discusses the dangers of heart disease and the importance of making yourself a priority in the new year.
Registration is open for two MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) events that are free for PSO members to attend.
Readmission following hospitalization is common, expensive and frequently preventable. Conversely, evidence has shown that unplanned readmissions are often associated with lower quality of care.
The MHA Keystone Center will achieve a significant milestone this year: its 15th anniversary. 
Brittany Bogan, MHSA, CPPS, Vice President, Patient Safety & Quality, MHA Keystone Center, shares what the MHA Keystone Center PSO plans to focus on and accomplish in 2018. 
Patient falls and fall-related injuries are a huge patient safety issue. According to The Joint Commission, hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. fall every year in hospitals, with 30 to 50 percent of falls resulting in injury.
The MHA Keystone Center will continue its focus on sepsis in the upcoming year. The organization will offer sepsis simulations to its members in 2018, as well as other educational offerings, such as webinars and regional learning sessions.
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