Patient Safety & Quality

MHA Keystone Center Awarded Six-month HIIN Extension

MHA Keystone Center Awarded Six-month HIIN Extension

The MHA Keystone Center, on behalf of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP), recently received a six-month Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contract extension from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 
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More Than 250 Leaders Gather to Examine Patient Safety and Quality

More Than 250 Leaders Gather to Examine Patient Safety and Quality

The 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium drew more than 250 clinical and administrative leaders to learn from national safety and quality experts and local hospital and health system teams.
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The MHA Keystone Center Presents Annual Speak-up! Award, Celebrates Safe Culture

The MHA Keystone Center Presents Annual Speak-up! Award, Celebrates Safe Culture

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center honored Kassandra Gauna, RN, Hayes Green Beach (HGB) Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, Sept. 19 with the 2017 annual MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award.
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Multistate Initiative to Address Opioid Crisis, Focus on Emergency Department

Multistate Initiative to Address Opioid Crisis, Focus on Emergency Department

A recently published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that Michigan experienced an 8 percent rise in opioid overdose-related deaths last year. 
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Leadership Changes Taking Place at the MHA

Leadership Changes Taking Place at the MHA

Clark Ballard, senior vice president of member relations and education, will be retiring from the MHA Oct. 12 after 35 years of outstanding leadership with the association.
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Registration Deadline Imminent for MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

The registration deadline is Sept. 11 for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
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Hospital Spotlight: Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Deploys Efforts to Improve Transitions of Care

Hospital Spotlight: Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Deploys Efforts to Improve Transitions of Care

In 2014, Newberry-based Helen Newberry Joy Hospital began its focus on improving transitions of care by participating in an MHA Keystone Center initiative that concentrated specifically on moving patients from one setting of care to another.
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Leadership Corner: Celebrating Change, Progress at MHA Keystone Center

Leadership Corner: Celebrating Change, Progress at MHA Keystone Center

Sam R. Watson, MSA, CPPS, senior vice president of patient safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center discusses his new role at the MHA and new leadership of the MHA Keystone Center.  
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MHA Keystone Center Honors Two Lakeland Nurses for Speaking Up

MHA Keystone Center Honors Two Lakeland Nurses for Speaking Up

Two nurses from Lakeland Health were honored Aug. 22 with the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. The award recognizes healthcare professionals and hospital staff who choose to speak up to prevent patient or staff harm in Michigan hospitals.
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Register Today for Michigan’s Premier Patient Safety and Quality Event

Register Today for Michigan’s Premier Patient Safety and Quality Event

As the MHA Keystone Center celebrates its 15-year anniversary, it is important to recognize how, collectively, hospitals have prevented infections and harm to patients, saved countless lives and avoided millions of dollars in healthcare costs. 
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MHA Keystone Center to Launch Opioid Safety Initiative

MHA Keystone Center to Launch Opioid Safety Initiative

The MHA Keystone Center, as part of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, will launch a three-state opioid safety initiative for emergency department (ED) teams.
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Registration Open for MHA Keystone Center Fall 2018 Workshop

Registration Open for MHA Keystone Center Fall 2018 Workshop

Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone Center Fall 2018 Workshop, scheduled for Oct. 23, which is designed for healthcare workers in the critical care setting.
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World-renowned Speakers Join Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

World-renowned Speakers Join Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Patient safety healthcare leader and keynote speaker Tejal Gandhi, MD, headlines the list of speakers for the MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium, scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
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Leadership Corner: The Different Forms of Leadership

Leadership Corner: The Different Forms of Leadership

According to William Shakespeare, some people are born leaders, some achieve greatness, and some have leadership thrust upon them.
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Hospital Spotlight: Sparrow Ionia Hospital Earns Prestigious Nursing Honor

Hospital Spotlight: Sparrow Ionia Hospital Earns Prestigious Nursing Honor

Countless awards are given annually to celebrate nurses nationwide for their vital role in the improvement of healthcare quality and safety.
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National Healthcare Experts Slated to Speak at Safety Symposium

National Healthcare Experts Slated to Speak at Safety Symposium

Clinical teams across the continuum of care, quality and safety professionals, healthcare executives and business leaders are invited to the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium.
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Register Now for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Register Now for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
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MHA Keystone Center Launches Critical Care Simulations

Following up on its successful launch of sepsis simulations earlier this year, the MHA Keystone Center will begin offering a series of simulations this fall that will tackle a new issue – critical care. 
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Leadership Corner: Leading a Culture of Safety

Leadership Corner: Leading a Culture of Safety

We often talk within the healthcare realm about the culture of an organization, unit or team, and its critical importance to the success of delivering high quality, safe care. However, focused efforts to improve organizational culture are often overlooked among the myriad of new and ongoing initiati...
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Hospital Spotlight: Bronson Children’s Hospital Decreases Antibiotic Use in NICU

Hospital Spotlight: Bronson Children’s Hospital Decreases Antibiotic Use in NICU

All babies have a risk for infection. However, premature babies have an increased risk due to an underdeveloped immune system and inability to fight off viruses and bacteria.
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