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 opioid epidemic is an ever-pressing problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 44 people per day die in the U.S. of opioid prescription overdoses, equating to more than 16,000 deaths annually. 
The opioid epidemic has become America’s worst drug crisis in history, resulting in 115 deaths per day and an estimated cost of $1 trillion since 2001. 
Hospitals across the state are committed to transparency regarding the quality of care provided to their patients and providing world-class care to different patient populations. The MHA’s new Advancing Safe Care Award will recognize teams of healthcare professionals within MHA-member hospital...
The MHA Keystone Center presented the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award Feb. 20 to Danielle Gebolys, RN, a nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn.
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.
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MHA 100 Year Anniversary

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